How sleep deprivation increases the risk of mental illness
During sleep, not only the body rests, but also the brain "reboots" itself. Depriving it of a well-deserved rest can lead to serious mental disorders, so a bad mood or constant drowsiness will be the least of the problems. Today we will explain why having a full sleep is so important for our mental health and what are the consequences of a regular lack of sleep.
The brain replays the wakefulness experience during sleep — direct evidence
Our brain does not go into “standby” mode during sleep — it organizes new long-term memories. By now, scientists have received reliable evidence that the replication of the experience gained on the eve continues during rest as well. For this, microelectrodes were used, and signals were received from two volunteers as part of a clinical trial of the “brain-computer” interface, designed for people with disabilities.
How to beat insomnia. New and proven methods for restoring normal sleep
In recent months, sleep quality has worsened in many countries around the world. For the record, no more than 25% of US residents felt fresh and rested in the morning, while among the British, only 11% could boast of regular, sound sleep. Insomnia caused by Covid and other anxieties can seriously harm health, the consequences of which will affect even when pandemia is over. So how to get back to a good deep rest?
COVID-19 pandemic affects Americans` sleep - Better Sleep Council
“The 2020 State of America’s Sleep” research by The Better Sleep Council revealed mass sleep disorder among residents of the United States. The comparison of January and March statistics of this year with the previous year showed that there is a decrease in the performance of all characteristics. Researchers relate mental health issues to the coronavirus pandemic.