Oh sorry, I was just catching up on some shut eye.
You’ve probably noticed the difference after getting a good night’s rest and not. Your cognitive function, mood, and executive functioning are lower after not getting restful sleep.
Most people with ADHD, anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder struggle with sleep issues.
That includes sleep onset insomnia (difficulty falling asleep) and sleep maintenance insomnia (difficulty staying asleep).
Obstructive sleep apnea has also been shown to have detrimental effects because it causes pauses in your breathing and reducing your brain’s access to oxygen and disrupts your sleep throughout the night so you never wake up feeling quite rested.
Treatment can include many aspects.
Physical activity (regular aerobic exercise) can help people fall asleep faster.
Making lifestyle changes, like not having caffeine 8 hours before bed can improve your quality of sleep.
Making sure you’re putting away your devices and avoiding blue lights1-2 hours before bed can help regulate melatonin production and reduce the time is takes for you to fall asleep.
And if you’re struggling with anxiety, deep breathing exercises and guided meditations can help calm the mind before bed. To find the best treatment for you, talk to your naturopathic doctor.
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