The Seeds of Depression And Anxiety Could Lie In This Room

Posted on July 26, 2016

Not getting enough sleep as a child increases the risk of developing emotional disorders later on, new research concludes.

Inadequate sleep creates more negative emotions and alters positive emotional experiences.

For example, after just two nights of poor sleep, children cannot get the same pleasure out of positive experiences, researchers found.

The children also found it more difficult to recall these positive experiences later on.

Poor sleep is already known to have all sorts of damaging effects, such as reducing the ability to:

Self-monitor.
Read other people’s body language.
Identify the emotions of other people.
Exercise self-control.

Continually experiencing inadequate sleep can eventually lead to depression, anxiety and other types of emotional problems.

Parents, therefore, need to think about sleep as an essential component of overall health in the same way they do nutrition, dental hygiene and physical activity.

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Category(s):Anxiety, Depression

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