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Increased stress or anxiety, and sudden changes in your routine can easily affect how well you sleep. This in turn can make you more stressed, anxious or depressed.
Getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night is important to maintain your energy levels, immune system, ability to concentrate, and your mood and mental wellbeing in general.
It’s not clear why this is, but changes to your sleeping pattern may alter chemicals in your brain that affect mood.
Studies suggest that a good night's sleep helps your brain handle emotions and mental difficulties better. They also suggest longer-term sleep issues may lead to negative thinking.
If you're finding it hard to sleep well at the moment, here are 6 things you can try to get a good night's rest:
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