As my mental health gets worse, the more disrupted my sleep gets until I get to the point I can’t sleep, however, tired I am.
For me therefore my sleep pattern is an indication of my mental health. I think for others too it is the same and therefore keeping an eye on how well we are sleeping is important.
In the past when I used to have trouble sleeping I used to drink to help me sleep. This was a massive mistake as not only is any sleep you get from drinking large quantities of alcohol not restful sleep but more importantly it gets you into a dependency to need to drink to “sleep”. Alcohol also magnifies any mental health issues you are suffering from. So in my case it made my depression so much worse.
I think the message from my post is keep an eye on your sleeping pattern and if you are having trouble talk to a medical professional rather than try to self medicate the issue away.