Today is Therapeutic Thursday at Aortic Hope.
May is about Mental Health and we want to share information with you about how sleep deprivation can not only affect you physically, but also emotionally and mentally.
In an article from The Sleep Foundation by Danielle Pacheco titled "Memory and Sleep", "People who don’t get enough sleep may experience the effects of sleep deprivation. Difficulty remembering things is one common symptom. Since the brain does not have sufficient time to create new pathways for the information you’ve recently learned, sleep deprivation often affects how memories are consolidated. Other potential cognitive impacts include trouble learning and focusing, reduced decision-making skills, and poor emotional and behavioral control."
We often talk about Pumphead however, some of the memory issues may be caused to sleep deprivation. We know many community members experience insomnia (because we see you online!) so think about sharing this information with your doctor if you are concerned about memory issues or mood changes. It may make sense to have a sleep study conducted or to find ways to calm the mind and prepare yourself for a good night's sleep.
To read the entire article, please click HERE