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It’s Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted in on May 10, 2022. Tags:

Since 1949, Mental Health America has been organizing Mental Health Month during May. The theme for this Mental Health Awareness Month 2022 is ‘back to basics’ – rediscovering healthy routines following the pandemic. In this regard, we at Restworks would like to bring attention to the profound connection between mental health and sleep. Find out more below.

Global mental health in 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lock-downs have harmed the mental well-being of the global population. The cocktail of uncertainty, isolation, blurring of work-life boundaries, and increased pressure on family life have led to a measurable rise in clinical depression, mental breakdowns, and burn-outs. Caregivers are among those who have been hit the hardest with 1 in 2 physicians and 1 in 3 nurses experiencing burn-out.

As of 2022, the pandemic is receding, but we are only beginning to see the after-effects of the lifestyle changes caused by the lockdown. In particular, global sleep health has declined – and this is bad news for the mental health statistics. 

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Stress and Sleep: How the two Interact

Posted in on May 10, 2022. Tags: , , ,

Stress can put strain on many aspects of your life and sleep is no exception. At the end of the day, a stressful lifestyle can mean that when you’re trying to relax and fall asleep, stress can keep you up instead.

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The sleep stigma endures – ending it is more relevant than ever

Posted in on Mar 2, 2022. Tags:

A stigma related to sleep might sound like something that belongs to a past era, but it is very much alive. Two-thirds of business leaders in the UK believe that sleep is the responsibility of the individual, and a similar percentage of workers profess that they would never address sleep problems with superiors for fear it would ruin their careers.

As sleep health for much of the world’s population continues to decline as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, addressing sleep stigma has never been more important. 

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Light Box Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Posted in on Nov 15, 2021. Tags:

A light therapy box is a device that mimics outdoor light, minus the UV exposure. Researchers believe systematic exposure to artificial daylight can cause chemical changes in your brain that lifts your mood and eases symptoms of SAD (winter depression). 

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