Repost: Poor Sleep = Increased Suicide Risk


There was another mass shooting today and it reminded me of a post I had written last year. It makes me sad and upset, especially when these occurrences seem to be happening weekly. I am not saying that poor sleep is the cause but it does raise the question and the need for people to start taking sleep apnea more seriously.

Repost from 10/4/14

I just read an article on a subject that needs more attention … that is how poor sleep can affect your psyche. The study, performed by the Stanford Mood Disorders Center, as described in the article, shows that “individuals who do not sleep well are at increased risk for death by suicide, irrespective of mood” (http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/831522). I can attest to the fact that severe sleep apnea caused me to not think clearly, have road rage (which shocked me), and feel severely depressScreen Shot 2014-10-09 at 10.02.42 AMed. So, I can understand how over a long period of time, someone could lose hope depending on the severity of the sleep apnea condition. This also coincides with another post discussing a study that linked sleep apnea with brain damage (http://wp.me/p5950Y-2n). This is why it is so important for people to overcome their sleep apnea as soon as possible.

Read my free eBook (http://wp.me/P5950Y-d) for solutions to Sleep Apnea and Snoring.

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