Sleep and its link with depression & anxiety

This is the tenth and final post in a series on some of the physiological (non-psychological) causes of depression and/or anxiety.

The amount and quality of sleep we get has a significant impact on every system of our body. Sleep is not a state of inactivity but a necessary phase for deep regeneration. Prolonged sleep deprivation can have serious consequences including depression. Both chronic and acute sleep deprivation are associated with alterations in brain function and increased inflammation markers.