Most of us know the feeling of not being able to kick a negative thought out of our heads. We find ourselves ruminating on it and letting the worry over the issue seep into every aspect of our day. Often, we lie awake at night going over the same troublesome thought. Now, researchers have found that people who experience this regularly could be on a vicious cycle that makes them more susceptible to anxiety and depression.
We all know that we should be getting about eight hours of sleep a night. But we aren't all following that recommendation. And researchers at Binghamton University in New York have found that a lack of sleep may be affecting our mental health.
For a study published in the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, the researchers exposed participants to a variety of pictures selected to trigger emotional responses. They also evaluated the timing and duration of their sleep patterns. Overall, they found that the participants who had a harder time diverting their thoughts away from the negative images also experienced more frequent sleep disruptions. The researchers believe that failing to get enough sleep makes it harder for your mind to shift its focus off of negative intrusive thoughts. In contrast, people who got enough sleep were more easily able to recognize negative information and move on from it.
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Over time, regular exposure to such negative thoughts can contribute to anxiety and depression. This study is an important link between these conditions and sleep duration. The researchers believe that further studies could provide important tools for treating anxiety and depression simply by adjusting sleep cycles and ensuring patients experience more restorative sleep.
I think we all know that a good night's sleep can do wonders for your mood. But most of us have also experienced lying awake because we can't shut off the nagging worries in our minds. The good news is that getting good sleep regularly can help break the cycle. And I can tell you how to get it: Advanced Sleep Formula.
Whether you wake up feeling tired in the morning, have trouble falling asleep, or can't stay asleep, this product can help. It contains natural ingredients to address all of these issues - including ingredients to boost your GABA and serotonin levels. Low levels of GABA and serotonin can promote anxiety and rumination, putting you back on the cycle. This formula will help you calm and quiet your brain so you can get the rest you desperately need. The only thing it can't do is make you go to bed on time - you'll still have to think about that one!
Yours for better health,
Frank Shallenberger, MD