How A Good Night Sleep Improves Your Mental Health

After a night of tossing and turning, waking up in a crappy mood is pretty much the norm. And, if you’re predisposed to anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, or other mental health conditions, bad sleep could make your symptoms worse. The reason isn’t completely understood. “There are very strong associations between aspects of sleep physiology […]

Mental Health and Sleep

Most people know firsthand that sleep affects their mental state. After all, there’s a reason it’s said that someone in a bad mood “woke up on the wrong side of the bed.” As it turns out, there’s quite a bit of truth behind this colloquial saying. Sleep is closely connected to mental and emotional health […]

Why CBD helps anxiety

CBD, or cannabidiol, has become a big trend in recent years, with many speaking about their positive personal experiences with this hemp-derived compound. It’s important to keep in mind that CBD is non-psychoactive, and therefore does not ‘get you high’, but this has left many wondering what the effects of CBD actually feel like. In […]

How Stress Affects Your Body

Why do people experience stress? What does it do to the body? Ronesh Sinha, M.D., an internal medicine specialist at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, provides some answers. Q: What happens physically during times of stress? Dr. Sinha: The stress response system was originally designed to keep people safe from environmental threats like hungry predators. Your […]