Impact of Sleep on Mental Health

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Impact of Sleep on Mental Health


It is not unusual for teenagers to have different sleep patterns than they had as children, which are also different from the typical adult's sleep patterns also -- but are they getting the right amount of sleep? And how do their sleep patterns impact their emotional well-being? 

Please consider the resources below regarding this matter. And please do what you can to take care of yourself!

The Sleep Help Institute - https://www.sleephelp.org/mood-emotions-sleep/

Psych Central - https://psychcentral.com/lib/sleep-and-mental-health-disorders/

Teen Mental Health - http://teenmentalhealth.org/learn/healthy-sleep/

US News & World Report - https://health.usnews.com/health-care/for-better/articles/2018-07-02/the-importance-of-sleep-for-teen-mental-health

Parents may also find the article below useful. It shares strategies to help children with anxiety sleep better. While it is clearly targeted to parents of younger children, some of the strategies may be helpful to the parents of teenagers. 
https://freshome.com/security/how-incorporating-safety-into-bedtime-routine-can-help-ease-your-childs-anxiety/