Sleep deprivation in teens has been linked to depression, anxiety, moodiness, and other mental disorders.
As we all know, sleep is essential. It affects our mood, anxiety level, stress, weight, and energy. Just like eating and breathing, sleep is natural and should be treated as equally important. Without proper sleep, we are on track for disease, emotional distress and a general lack of well-being.
If you can’t sleep because you are stressed, taking time to address the issues at root is critical. Getting your zzz’s in, can help you function and allow for your mind and body to recharge. It basically works like this: when we sleep, our bodies and minds recharge, we process our days, lives and experiences. It allows us to analyze the positive and negative and let our subconscious play with feelings and symbols. The dreams that we have while we sleep can guide us to our stressors.
If you are only getting minimal sleep, then our bodies and minds never feel as they stopped to take a break. We all need breaks, and the more aware you are of what’s going on in your life, the easier it will be to take steps in the right direction to change it.