The Sleep Council - sleep and mental health

It’s only natural in this current climate to find things confusing, scary and difficult. And with clear indications that the Covid-19 pandemic is already beginning to have a significant impact on the nation’s mental health, this clinic brought to you by The Sleep Council with talkhealth looked at how stress has a knock-on effect on sleep.

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There’s a close relationship between sleep and mental health. Lack of sleep can affect mental health, but mental health problems can also affect how well you sleep – both the quantity and the quality of it – so it’s extremely important to address both issues. Any health professional will always enquire about both mood and sleep behaviour when making any kind of diagnosis.

The clinic answered questions on how mental health problems affect sleep, what you can do to improve it and what sleep self-care techniques you can put in place.

Lisa Artis head of The Sleep Council and Dr Neil Stanley answered questions on Thursday 28th May. The clinic is now closed but you can view the questions and answers here. Read here for a summary article of the clinic.

The Sleep Council is an impartial, advisory organisation that promotes the benefits of a good night’s sleep to health and wellbeing. Visit the Sleep Council charity page to find out more.

Medical Experts

Lisa Artis

Head of The Sleep Council

Dr Neil Stanley

Independent Freelance Sleep Expert