Is there a relationship between lack of sleep and feelings of fear and anxiety?
In a recent study published on the (Medical News Today) website, it revealed that the number of people who complain of insomnia are 3 times more likely to suffer from anxiety than those who sleep normally and soundly.
The data on which the study relied is based on reviews of a number of studies issued on sleep in 2019, and these data showed that sleep disturbances are common among some people, especially for those who work in the health sector and the military because they are exposed to a lack of sleep due to the nature and conditions of their work, they are more vulnerable to infection What is called (post-traumatic stress disorder).
According to the study published in the journal (Biological Psychiatry), sleep disturbances disturb the brain's ability to forget the bad things that make it feel afraid.
In a study conducted by the two American researchers, namely (Anne German and Edward Bass), a number of 154 volunteers slept inside the laboratory in order to conduct the study on them and to monitor the effects that would affect them according to their sleep state if it was restful or disturbed for 3 nights.
After performing magnetic resonance imaging of the participants' brains, it was found that those who slept normally and comfortably felt less anxious and fearful upon arousal, in contrast to those who slept uncomfortably and disturbed, showing a marked increase in the effect of fear and anxiety on their brains.