Mental Health. Sleep. Repeat.

The relationship between sleep and mental health is complex, but here are four tips to better manage your sleep.

Lau Ciocan
2 min readApr 7, 2021
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There is a lot of talk about mental health these days, and one aspect we find fascinating is the close relationship between sleep and mental health.

Sleep deprivation affects your psychological state and mental health. And those with mental health problems are more likely to suffer from sleep disorders.

The relationship between sleep and mental health is not yet completely understood. But studies in both adults and children suggest that sleep problems may raise the risk for, and even directly contribute to, the development of some mental health illnesses.

A good night’s sleep helps nurture both mental and emotional resilience. While chronic sleep deprivation can foster negative thinking, emotional vulnerability and unhealthy food habits (like craving carbs).

To have a better sleep here are a few essential lifestyle and behavioural strategies you can adopt recommended by Harvard Medical School:

Lifestyle changes. Caffeine contributes to sleeplessness, but so can alcohol and nicotine. Alcohol initially depresses the nervous system that helps some people fall asleep, but the effects…



Lau Ciocan

Founder of MAN - a shortlisted platform for the 'Best Men's Health Initiative' promoting healthy masculinities & men's mental health.