By HTP Editorial
Tuck is an online resource for sleep health based in Seattle, Washington, and it is a virtual treasure trove of information. The site offers data-based research, tips and advice on everything from What is a good thread count for sheets? to information on the Circadian System and the Best and Worst U.S. Cities for Sleep.
Of particular interest for our purposes here is Tuck‘s clear, thoughtful and significant data on how different types of mental illness affect sleep in surprisingly different ways, making targeted treatment crucial. With 1 in 5 Americans suffering from some form of a mental health issue–depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD, etc–it seems pretty important that we include a working knowledge of how intimately sleep and well being are interconnected in our bid for survival and balance.
“Sleep disorders are potential symptoms of almost every psychiatric illness. About 40 percent of patients who seek medical help for sleeping problems have a psychiatric condition. Meanwhile, to have a mental health disorder without sleep problems is quite rare..”
“Together, mental illness and insomnia exacerbate the effects of each other, creating a classic negative feedback loop, and once they get started, push the patient in a downward spiral. This makes treatment of both conditions difficult…”
Most of us already know from experience that anxiety, stress and, especially, trauma affect our ability to get a good night’s sleep. We also know how a lack of sleep affects us emotionally and physically. What we may lack, however, is a good lexicon and a well organized framework with which to be effective participants in our own recovery. Tuck successfully provides us with both.
.com also provides advice from experts on its blog
, as well as a form
by which one can submit any sleep related question.
to learn more about Tuck
“Tuck Sleep is a community devoted to improving sleep hygiene, health and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. Tuck has been featured on CNN, Reader’s Digest, The Washington Post, and hundreds of other sites across the web.”
1414 NE 42nd St
Seattle, WA 98105