“There’s a huge link between sleep and mental health,” says sleep scientist Dr Sophie Bostock, who is currently working with the app Sleepio, which uses cognitive behavioural therapy to treat insomnia. According to Christopher Barnes, an associate professor at the University of Washington who focuses on tiredness in the workplace, lack of sleep affects the part of the brain used for managing emotions.
Doctors suggested a mother's reception age son’s temperamental outbursts were due to ADHD. But she wasn’t convinced.
A new study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General has found evidence to suggest that a lack of sleep really does make you an angrier person. Researchers from Iowa State University asked 142 participants to either maintain their normal sleep pattern or restrict it by between two and four hours over the course of two nights. "In general, anger was substantially higher for those who were sleep restricted," says study co-author Zlatan Krizan, professor of psychology at Iowa State.
The number of people admitted to hospital with alcohol-related behavioural disorders has risen by 94% in the last ten years.
If your partner’s bad bedtime habits keep you awake, affecting your relationship in the daytime, or if your health is suffering from a lack of sleep – short of buying yourself a pair of Bose Sleepbuds, a sleep divorce might be the solution. A recent survey revealed a third of us are kept awake by our partner’s annoying sleep habits every single night. “This is very concerning, as a lack of sleep can lead to problems such as weight gain, lowered sex drive, a weakened immune system and mood swings to name but a few,” sleep expert Steve Adams tells Yahoo Lifestyle.