Anxious Because You Can't Sleep or Can't Sleep Because You're Anxious?

Here at SleepWatch, we have a keen interest in keeping up with the latest in sleep news and innovation. This week's articles cover the connection between sleep and anxiety and whether your fluffy companion can improve your sleep.

For your reading pleasure, here are some of the articles the team has found interesting this week.

Feeling Anxious? Deep Sleep May Take the Edge Off: As anyone who’s ever been sleep deprived knows, a poor night’s sleep can cramp your mood the next day, but can a good night’s sleep actually help with anxiety? UC Berkeley neuroscientists Matthew Walker and Eti Ben Simon investigate the link between sleep and anxiety. “The more time you spend in deep non-REM sleep, the less anxious you are in the morning,” said Ben Simon in reporting her preliminary findings at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting this week in San Diego.” Read more about their findings here

Are you Feline Dog Tired?

If you can’t sleep without your fluffy friend, you’re not alone, but is sleeping with your pet actually beneficial to your sleep? Good news for fido, but your feline friend may not be helping the situation. “Those who shared their bed with their pups ‘were perceived to disturb sleep less and were associated with stronger feelings of comfort and security,’ especially when compared with human bed partners or cats.”

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