It has long been known that 'depression and other stress-related disorders are also associated with sleep disturbances, elevated cortisol.' 1 Therefore it would be sensible to think that managing and working with stress and other stress-related disorders to reduce the levels of cortisol in the blood in general will improve your ability to sleep.
We know that some medications can cause depressive or anxious symptoms in patients, many of them have depression listed as a side-effect on the leaflet you get with your medication. There are anecdotally many women who choose alternative forms of contraception due to mood changes and depression, but this is the first time a study has validated their experiences.
I'm currently writing and working on a 5 week stress management course. Sounds like some boring HR exercise right!?! So why? What's the problem with stress?
I felt compelled to write this following Owen Jones walking out of a Sky News interview about the morning papers. Although he was clearly distressed he has a point: The way we talk about LGBTQI issues sucks.
I may never know which words resonate with you, which thoughts, you take and share with others or the impact that has.