Lack of Sleep May Cause Depression

Lack of Sleep May Cause Depression

Lack of sleep may cause more than just dark circles under your eyes. New research found that people who sleep less than the reccomended eight hours are also more likely to have repetitive negative thoughts, a finding that could explain the link between sleep and mental health. Sleep-deprived individuals are less able to quickly shift their attention away from distressing stimuli. As a result, negative thoughts may stick with them throughout the day more strongly than better rested people. The findings, published in Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, suggest that lack of sleep really can make us sad...

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