NYC Therapist Talks: Anxiety and Sleep

If you've ever noticed yourself feeling more anxious and flustered than usual after a night of bad sleep, you're not just imagining it -- a small new study shows that sleep deprivation can actually fire up certain brain regions that affect our emotional processing, boosting feelings of anxiety.

Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, found that when a person is sleep deprived, activity in the amygdala and insular cortex brain regions is increased. And these effects are even more amplified in people who are already natural worriers. (Click for Complete Article)

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