Sleep and Bipolar Disorder

Posted by Darian Dozier on Aug 8, 2022 9:22:00 AM

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that can affect one's ability to control their moods. Although someone who is moody or seems to switch personalities is colloquially called "bipolar", the actual definition refers to the fluctuation between depressed moods and manic moods. Sleep plays are large role in highlighting bipolar, and bipolar disorder can truly disrupt one's sleep schedule. Continue reading to find out more about bipolar disorder and its' relationship with sleep. 

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Topics: mental health

How Sleep Journaling Helps You Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Feb 25, 2022 5:38:00 AM

Going to bed can be very difficult due to the swirling thoughts going on in your head. However, if you could journal every night before you went to bed, you may see significant improvement in your ability to fall asleep faster. Continue reading to find out how sleep journaling can help you sleep. 

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How Sleep Can Reduce Your Risk of Dementia

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 6, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Did you know that you can sleep your way to better mental health? Sure that may not be new news, but there is increasing evidence that those who sleep better can reduce their risk of developing dementia and, eventually, death. There are multiple theories as to why this may happen, so this article will dive into the protective and risk factors, associated with sleep, of developing dementia. 

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How Sleep can Improve Longevity

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 4, 2022 8:05:00 AM

While you sleep there are a lot of processes that happen in the body. These processes are meant to reset your body from the damage done throughout the day so that way your body can continue to be healthy and strong and exactly what you need. When you don't get enough sleep then you don't allow your body this time to make the necessary repairs.

These unattended to repairs certainly add up and can lead to other health issues like hypertension, diabetes, obesity. This is why it is so important that you get the recommended 8 hours of sleep. This article will focus on how sleep can help increase the longevity of one's life.

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How Too Much or Too Little Sleep Can Cause Alzheimer's

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 3, 2022 7:21:00 AM

Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative disease that causes dementia. It is characterized by progressive dementia and forgetfulness that progresses to an inability to care for oneself. There is currently no cure for this disease, and several older Americans are currently living with it.

There have been several studies that show there is a strong genetic link in the predictive value of getting Alzheimer's. However a new research article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has highlighted a link between Alzheimer's and too much or too little sleep. Continue reading to find out if your sleep habits may be putting you at increased risk.

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How to Stop Ruminating for Better Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Dec 29, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Rumination is the constant cycling of thoughts through your mind and the inability to let things go. These thoughts can cause a lot of wasted time during the day and can also make it hard to go to sleep. When your mind is churning, it's not able to turn off so you can get a good night's rest. This may lead to, or be caused by, anxiety, depression and insomnia. All three of these disorders can mix together can lead to sleep deprivation. Keep reading to find out more about rumination and how to turn it off. 

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How Alcoholism is Impacting Your Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Dec 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM

The sleep that one can get after having a few drinks of alcohol may persuade you that drinking alcohol can lead to great sleep. And although you may feel like you are getting deep sleep, the quality of your sleep may actually be too poor to offer any benefits. Alcohol interrupts the process of REM sleep, which is important for the restorative feeling of sleep. Without this stage, you may wake up still feeling lethargic, and unrested, regardless of how long you slept. Those who abuse alcohol may have an even worse time with sleep. Keep reading to find out how alcoholism is impacting your sleep. 

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