World Sleep Day- Power of Sleep for Keeping Mental Disorders at Bay

On the occasion of World Sleep Day, it's time to shine a spotlight on the critical role of sleep in our mental health. Quality sleep is essential for maintaining emotional balance, cognitive function, and mental well-being. Read to know all about it!

Johanitha Moraes
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Imagine waking up feeling refreshed and energized, ready to take on the day ahead. Now, picture struggling to drag yourself out of bed after a restless night, feeling cranky and irritable. Which scenario sounds more familiar? In today's fast-paced world, quality sleep often takes a backseat amidst hectic schedules and endless distractions. 

However, on the occasion of World Sleep Day, it's time to shine a spotlight on the critical role of sleep in our mental health. Let's understand why a good night's sleep is crucial for keeping mental disorders at bay, and how neglecting it can have serious consequences.

Is there a link between Sleep and Mental Health?

Did you know that sleep and mental health are intricately connected? Quality sleep is essential for maintaining emotional balance, cognitive function, memory retention and overall mental well-being. Conversely, sleep disturbances and disorders are closely linked to the development and exacerbation of various mental health conditions, including anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

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Neglecting Sleep- A Recipe for Mental Health Disasters?

In today's hyper-connected world, it's easy to prioritize work, socializing, and entertainment over sleep. I'm sure most of us have experienced nights where sleep was a far-fetched dream. Thanks to today's lifestyle, we always have our Netflix series, impending work or funny YouTube videos to further delay our sleep on difficult days. 

However, neglecting sleep can have profound implications for mental health. Chronic sleep deprivation disrupts the brain's neurotransmitter balance, impairs cognitive function, and worsens stress and anxiety levels. Over time, this can contribute to the onset or worsening of mental health disorders.

What is the role of Sleep in Emotional Well-being?

Have you ever noticed how a good night's sleep can leave you feeling emotionally resilient and capable of handling life's challenges? That's because sleep plays a crucial role in emotional regulation. Adequate rest helps regulate mood, reduces irritability and impulsivity, and enhances stress-coping mechanisms. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can lead to heightened emotional reactivity, mood swings, and an increased risk of mood disorders. Consult our Gytree Experts if you seem to be experiencing any of the above complaints. 


World Sleep Day 2024

The theme for this year’s World Sleep Day is Sleep Equity for Global Health. Sleep is essential to health, but noticeable differences in sleep health persist across populations across the world, creating additional burdens and reinforcing health inequities. World Sleep Day is a wake-up call to promote sleep health with professionals all over the world to spread the word that amidst the hustle of life, pause and get a good night’s sleep! 

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How much is “The Right Amount of Sleep”?

While there may be individual variations in the amount of sleep each adult needs, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that adults sleep atleast 7 hours daily to promote optimal health and functioning, with most adults needing somewhere between 7-9 hours. 

Practical Tips for Improving Sleep Quality


Now that we understand the importance of sleep for mental health, how can we ensure we get the rest we need? Here are some practical tips you can use.

  • Establish a consistent sleep schedule and stick to it, even on weekends.

  • Create a relaxing bedtime routine to signal to your body that it's time to wind down.

  • If you are unable to fall asleep, get out of bed and do something engaging that makes you tired and then try going to bed.

  • Make your sleep environment conducive to rest by minimizing noise, light, and electronic distractions. Keep your phone away. This one tip will effectively solve most of your sleep issues. 

  • Limit caffeine and alcohol intake, especially in the hours leading up to bedtime.

  • Incorporate regular exercise into your daily routine, but avoid vigorous activity close to bedtime.

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As we commemorate World Sleep Day, let's recognize the profound impact of quality sleep on our mental health and well-being. By prioritizing sleep and adopting healthy sleep habits, we can safeguard our mental health, enhance emotional health, and reduce the risk of experiencing mental disorders. Remember, a good night's sleep is not just a luxury- it's a vital component of a healthy and fulfilling life! 


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