Sleep is essential to human life. No one can function properly without sleep because our brains and bodies regenerate when we sleep. ‘Regenerate’ means growing or repairing cells after they are lost or damaged because of illness or injury.
Your mood, energy levels and ability to cope with daily life are affected if you do not get enough sleep or if your sleep is disturbed.
Sleep and mental health
MIND – sleep and mental health
Royal College of Psychiatrists – the psychology of sleep problems podcast
Tips for getting better or more sleep
Helpguide – how to sleep better
Mental Health Foundation – pocket guide to better sleep
MIND – help to have better sleep
NHS – 10 steps to beat insomnia
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Option 2 Drugs and alcohol
Option 3 Dementia
Option 4 Mental illness and treatment
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