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The Link between Sleep Deprivation and Anxiety

The Link between Sleep Deprivation and Anxiety

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A poor night’s rest can cause the brain to overreact. Sleep plays a significant role in your mental health. If you’ve ever been sleep-deprived, you know how it can make you anxious and irritable the next day. Adults require 7-8 hours of sleep daily to maintain optimal health. Anything less may lead to adverse health effects like anxiety and depression.  Some consequences of a poor night’s sleep are obvious — fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and a yearning for bed. But other effects, like a weaker drive to be active the next day, are frequently overlooked because they’re unexpected or misunderstood. Sleep deprivation may make you feel anxious, affecting your sleep. If your mind keeps you awake, or you can’t fall asleep and stay asleep in that case, you may have an anxiety or sl...