Sleep is a necessity of every living object. We need to make sure we are having sufficient, complete and quality sleep every single day. There are studies that are directly linking sleep quality to the risks of having mental health problems.
Mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder are the ones closely related to having poor sleep quality. Sleep problems are more likely to affect patients with psychiatric disorders than people in the general population and 65% to 90% of adult patients and 90% of children with major depression have some kind of sleep problem.
Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you have trouble falling and/or staying asleep. The condition can be short-term (acute) or can last a long time (chronic). It may also come and go. Acute insomnia lasts from 1 night to a few weeks. Insomnia is chronic when it happens at least 3 nights a week for 3 months or more. More than half of insomnia patients are also experiencing mental health problems.
Doctors suggest that treatment and proper diagnosis of sleep-related disorders can help in the treatment of mental illness. Consult your doctor if you have trouble sleeping and have sleep problem symptoms.