Sleep Deprivation: Possible Cause of Mood Swings

While mood swings have many different causes, sleeping problems and sleeping disorders are known to be one of the major factors in rapid mood changes. In fact, not only does lack of sleep and constant sleep deprivation affect your mood, getting high quality sleep on a regular basis can have a significant positive effect on your overall mood and sense of well-being.

In one sleep study a group of young college students were deprived of sleep for approximately thirty-five hours straight and then given an MRI, along with a control group who had gotten a normal amount of sleep. While in the MRI scanner, both groups were shown negative and disturbing images. The study found that the students who had had a good night’s sleep showed a modest, controlled response in the emotional center of their brains, while the sleep deprived students showed a hyperactive brain response – the same kind of problem often found in people who have psychiatric disorders.

Obviously, sleep deprivation (whatever the cause) can have an overwhelming negative effect on your mood, and general health and fitness. On the contrary, the Speed Sleep program can lead to many improvements in your mental and physical states, including helping you to avoid the mood swings and other problems inherent in sleep deprivation and general lack of sleep.