“Waking up on the Wrong Side of the Bed”
“Waking up on the wrong side of the bed” – Sleep deprivation can cause us to be in a bad mood.
Poor sleep quality can cause anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. The connection to sleep and our mental and emotional health are closely related. Improving sleep can be beneficial to our mental wellbeing.
The brain fluctuates during sleep, increasing and decreasing during different sleep stages in NREM (non-rapid eye movement) sleep. This is when overall brain activity slows down. Different stages of sleep allow different parts of the brain to scale up or down. During this process our brains enable better thinking, learning and memory. Brain activity during sleep has a profound effect on emotional and mental health.
Sufficient sleep, especially REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, helps the brain process information. The brain works to evaluate and remember thoughts and memories during sleep. A lack of sleep is especially damaging to emotional brain content.
If your mattress is more than 10 years old, you may be negatively affecting both your mental and emotional wellbeing.