Does Poor Sleep Affect Your Mental Health?

Waking up totally refreshed after a terrific night’s sleep is one of life’s greatest joys.

Facing the day with vitality and energy is not only desirable, it’s a necessity for a happy and productive life. Too many adults report that they feel tired and lethargic when starting their day.

Over time, fragmented sleep can impair mental health and steal the vibrance and opportunities that come with a good night’s sleep.

Depression is the Thief of a Good Night’s Sleep!

Depression is often accompanied by sleep disruptions or not enough sleep and should be treated as soon as possible.

Depression Thief Stealing Sleep
Did You Know?

1 of 5 Canadians is likely to experience some form of mental health issue in their lives.1

Approximately 8% of Canadians suffer from major depression.1

Here are some of the more common symptoms of depression:

Loss of interest in activities and hobbies.

Difficulty concentrating or memory problems.

Inability to stay focused on day-to-day tasks.

A significant decrease in energy or an increase of daytime fatigue.

Indulging in self destructive behaviors to feel happy, such as, drinking and smoking.

Persistent difficulties with either too much or too little sleep.

Feeling sad, hopeless, or empty.

No desire to do anything at all.

A noticeable change in moodiness or irritability.

The fog of sadness and feelings of hopelessness must be taken seriously. And one of the best cures for depression is a good night’s sleep.

Deep sleep helps your mind and body heal. Healthcare professionals have long known the positive effects that a restful night’s sleep can have on a person’s mental health. Furthermore, 12% of adults who get insufficient sleep report having poor mental health compared to 6% of adults who get enough quality sleep.2

Did you know that 1 in 4 Canadians are at risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Too many of us spend the recommended eight hours ‘sleeping’ and yet receive little benefit from it.

Sleep Apnea is like a silent thief that steals energy and happiness every single night.

See if you are at risk for sleep apnea with a 60-second quiz.

If you know someone struggling with depression, encourage them to speak with their doctor to see if they are at risk for sleep apnea. Poor sleep may be contributing to how they are feeling.

Don’t wait any longer to find out if you or a loved one could benefit from CPAP therapy.