Your brain on sleep

August 30, 2011

J. Todd Arnedt, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and a Depression Center member, was quoted in an MSN article on the damaging effects of sleep deprivation on mood and functioning.

Recent research shows that spending just a couple of hours less in bed each night for a week or two lowers one’s spirits. “Sleep deprivation has significant impacts on mood in healthy individuals,” Arnedt said. “People get more depressed; they may get more anxious.”

Read the full article here.