Are Sleep Problems Affecting your Mental Health? A lack of rest could put you at risk. How ensure you're getting the sleep you need

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Research shows you’re more likely to develop depression or have more severe depression if you don’t get adequate, restful sleep. "People who have no known anxiety disorders or difficulties, seem to feel a bit more jittery if they’re sleep deprived for long periods of time," says Dr. Karl Doghramji, director of the Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center and a professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. "People who have anxiety disorders – post-traumatic stress and so on – seem to have an intensification of those anxiety states."