mental health, therapy, counseling and psychology terms glossary

Sleep Disorders

Sleep is a basic human need and is critical for both physical and mental health. Not getting enough sleep has many potential consequences, including an increased risk of developing a mental illness such as depression or anxiety

Sleep Disorders technically refer to anything that might degrade our quality of sleep or length of sleep – and that can affect performance during waking hours as a result. Some common sleep issues include insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, and graveyard shifts.

Sleep disorders can be both a cause and a consequence of mental health challenges. Each individual is unique and the best treatment for sleep disorders varies from person to person based on their individualized needs. The therapist can coordinate care with a physician to provide a holistic approach.

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