“We have a strange relationship with sleep. We love it, but we do many things to avoid it.”
Sleep is a biological drive, just like hunger, our bodies rely on it to function on a daily basis. However, during stressful times, it is common to have increased difficulties going to sleep. On their podcast called “The Struggle is Real” the hosts interview Jackie Huberman, a clinical psychology PhD student. She discusses the importance of sleep and its relation to mental health. Huberman shares many interesting study findings about sleep. One of many is that the relationship between sleep and depression is bidirectional: having difficulties with sleep can lead to depression, but also depression can significantly reduce our hours of sleep. She also shares evidence-based tips on how to improve our sleep habits to have a better quality of life.
Click here to listen to the full interview.
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