Sleep Organic Blog — Wellbeing and Sleep
How important is sleep for our mental health? October 10th was World Mental Health Day. Being a therapist and running a sleep-related business, I felt a strong urge to write about the connection between our sleep and mental health. In my psychotherapy practice, I have observed that many clients who suffer from severe anxiety, depression and even mental illnesses like schizophrenia and paranoia are often also plagued with poor sleep. I will be exploring whether a lack of sleep is due to mental illness or if it contributes to mental illness. We’ll also look at what practices help and hinder...
Dr. Chris Murphy
Touch How comfortable do you feel in your bedroom? The texture and quality of your bed clothes, linen, mattress and pillow all come in to play here. Ambient temperature too – particularly if it’s too hot in the bedroom, your body has to work extra hard to keep your internal temperature just right and this can make it harder to fall asleep and can lessen subsequent sleep quality. Did you know? Our core body temperature actually drops at night - a good night’s sleep needs core temperature to drop by a full 1 degree centigrade (1). Sight No one doubts...