Mental Health Association in Wayne County
Americans in crisis can get help immediately by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at
the nation's federally-funded crisis hotline
Studies show that we spend about 26 years of our life sleeping. There’s a good reason, too. Sleep is an integral
part of overall health and well-being. Think about a specific day when you got little to no sleep—you felt slow, vacant, and most
likely had a difficult time staying focused. Unhealthy sleeping habits can develop in high school and follow you through to adulthood
and it can be difficult to break them. It’s easy to prioritize work, school, family and entertainment before a good night’s sleep.
Most adults need 7-8 hours of interrupted sleep each night to function well.
If you have been having trouble getting a good
night’s rest for some time, there’s a chance you may be suffering from generalized anxiety or depression. Those with generalized anxiety
can often have difficulty falling or staying asleep. Some people also report their sleep to be restless and unsatisfying. There is
also a link between lack of sleep and depression. In fact, one of the most common symptoms of depression is insomnia.
or someone you know may be suffering from generalized anxiety or depression, take the Mental Health Association’s online screening.
The screening only takes a few minutes and provides confidential results and information on where to find treatment.