Unlocking the Secret to Better Mental Health: Start With Sleep! Control The Controllables
Anyone feel out of control with your mental health? Give me one minute of your time.
When you feel out of control you need to control the controllables.
So today. Sleep. That’s it. Sleep more tonight and this week and this month than you did before.
I really want to say have better quality sleep which for many people you need to start with just being in bed more.
Good quality sleep is the one of those basic foundational building blocks of your life.
Below is some research, some great books and a link to the ring I use called the Oura ring.
Hutson, M. (2020). Why Are We Soooooo Tired? Studies show teens in America aren’t getting enough sleep. Here’s why that’s a problem–and how to fix it. Scholastic Scope, 69(4), 11–14.
Altintas, E., Karaca, Y., Hullaert, T., & Tassi, P. (2019). Sleep quality and video game playing: Effect of intensity of video game playing and mental health. Psychiatry Research, 273, 487–492. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2019.01.030
Rössler, W., Angst, J., Ajdacic-Gross, V., Haker, H., Berrouiguet, S., Ujeyl, M., Glozier, N., & Hengartner, M. (2018). Sleep Disturbances and Suicidality–A Longitudinal Analysis From a Representative Community Study Over 30 Years. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 2018, 9, ⟨10.3389/Fpsyt.2018.00320⟩. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00320
Title: Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to A Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success
Author: Shawn Stevenson
Title: The Ripple Effect: Sleep Better, Eat Better, Move Better, Think Better
Author: Greg Wells
Title: Eat Move Sleep: Why Small Choices Make a Big Difference
Author: Tom Rath
Oura Ring – https://ouraring.com/