“People Who Sleep Less Than Eight Hours a Night Are More Likely to Suffer from Depression, Anxiety’ reviews research found that regular sleep disruptions, including inadequate sleep duration, are associated with difficulty in shifting one’s attention away from negative information. In particular, the researchers found that people who do not get adequate sleep are prone to experiencing negative, repetitive and intrusive thoughts that are associated with depression and anxiety.

Of course,” further research is needed,” but the researchers theorize that future research could potentially result in psychologists, and other therapists, helping patients with anxiety and depression by helping them more sleep.

This article was posted by the ScienceNews blog on 1-4-18

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