15 September 2017

Get enough sleep on a regular basis.

Not getting enough sleep on a regular basis isn’t just bad for your physical health, it can also affect your mental wellbeing. According to new research conducted with 40 healthy adults, people who experience extensive sleep deprivation can forfeit some of their capacity to be optimistic and positively-minded, which can be a major symptom of depression. According to Ivan Vargas, one of the authors of the study, "we tend to focus on positive things more than anything else, but now we're seeing that sleep deprivation may reverse that bias."


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