The Importance of Sleep for Your Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Anyone can easily fall into the trap of not getting enough sleep. Overloaded work schedules. Kids up throughout the night. Staying out with friends until the early hours of the morning. While you may feel like you’re coping just fine, you may start to notice significant effects on your mood and overall mental health.
There’s a reason why sleep is recommended by healthcare professionals when you’re under the weather or burnt out. It helps you recharge and regulates your moods. But why exactly is sleep so important for our mental wellbeing? Is it really the answer to so many of life's problems?
Why is sleep important for our mental health?
Decades of research have told us that sleep deprivation has a negative effect on our emotions and ability to perform. Not getting enough sleep can put you at risk for the development of depression and anxiety and can hugely exacerbate ongoing conditions such as insomnia. Aside from the staggering effects poor sleep has on our mental wellbeing, sleep deprivation also affects our cognitive functioning which usually plays out as forgetfulness, making mistakes or thinking slower than usual.
Not getting enough sleep can turn an otherwise happy and healthy person into someone you don’t recognise. That’s why getting enough sleep is such an important element of living a healthy and joyful life.
Sleep isn’t optional. It’s an essential function that helps your mind and body to recharge when leading busy lives. It wards off illness and lets your brain function properly. If you’re ready to take back control of your health and mental wellbeing, start prioritising your sleep. Consider investing in relaxing aromatherapy blends to help you drift off quietly and peacefully as you switch off and unwind from your busy day. Good sleep is just around the corner - you just have to find it.
We recommend preparing yourself to sleep by lighting our very calming and rleaxing Rest No 5 Candle in your bedroom as you wind down to sleep or diffusing our Rest No 5 Aromatherapy Blend in your bedroom. Our electronic diffuser can be left on in your bedroom ahead of sleep but please don't leave any candles unattended.