How a Sleep Disorder Can Mean Much More for Your Mental Health

Not getting a good night’s sleep can leave you feeling moody or irritable the next day. But what happens if you experience sleep problems for several nights in a row? Being constantly fatigued may not be the only change you notice –– you may also start to feel an impact on your mental health.

Lack of sleep can have a serious impact on mental health

Sleep issues may be a sign of a psychotic disorder, such as bipolar disorder. Mental health issues, however, can also lead to or be made worse by poor sleep patterns. Some of the more common mental health disorders that have been linked to sleep include:

  • Bipolar disorder. Sometimes referred to as manic depression, this indicates a person’s tendency to oscillate from one mood (often normal) to another (often erratic). These mood changes can be made worse by a lack of sleep, which can last for days.
  • Depression. Those who suffer from depression report feeling overwhelming sadness, as well as a lack of interest in favorite activities or hobbies, lower energy levels and a sense of hopelessness. Stressful life changes, an inability to sleep or a family history may contribute to depression, which can also make you feel constantly tired.
  • Anxiety. Generalized anxiety disorder is defined as feelings of stress or worry about day-to-day life. It can disrupt your daily lifestyle, and can result in headaches, nausea, hot flashes and difficulty falling asleep. In turn, a lack of sleep can also worsen anxiety symptoms.

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    Beating Hypersomnia at the Office

    We all hit that 2 p.m. wall from time to time –– your coffee wears off or that big lunch kicks in and you’re fighting the urge to nap. Now imagine that feeling all the time, regardless of your caffeine or food intake. Hypersomnia is a condition that results in excessive daytime sleepiness (or EDS). This means that almost regardless of what you are doing, such as working or driving, you may find it nearly impossible to avoid falling asleep.

    Hypersomnia leads to excessive daytime sleepyness


    This won’t just affect your work output. Hypersomnia can also wreak havoc on your critical thinking abilities, as well as your overall energy levels.


    Many factors can contribute to hypersomnia, including:

    • Narcolepsy
    • Sleep apnea
    • Sleep deprivation
    • Weight
    • Drug/alcohol consumption
    • A family history of hypersomnia
    • Depression

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    If your doctor has cited sleep apnea as the root cause behind your hypersomnia, My CPAP Club can help. Sleep apnea is a condition that refers to difficulty breathing while you are asleep. This can lead to interruptions in your sleep patterns that you may not even remember, leaving you feeling tired during the day.

    For those who suffer from sleep apnea in North Carolina, My CPAP Club offers an extensive selection of CPAP machines, accessories and devices to help you get the sleep you need to stay awake all day, even during that 2 p.m. office slump. From machines to masks and water chambers, My CPAP Club has it all. To learn which one of our devices is the best fit for you, call My CPAP Club at 1-888-272-7050 or contact us online.

    Fighting Against RLS & PLMD for a Good Night’s Sleep

     RLS and PLMD can negatively impact your quality of sleep           

    Even if you’re tired and ready to go to sleep for the night, your body may not cooperate by showing signs of restless legs syndrome (RLS) or periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD). RLS is a neurological disorder that causes your legs and other limbs to feel the need to move. Some patients describe it as pins and needles, which can be made worse when you are sitting or lying down. Even though it can come and go, RLS is often the most disruptive at night –– and can result in so much sleep deprivation that it starts to drastically impact your quality of life.

    On the other hand, PLMD is movement or cramping in your legs while you are asleep. It is referred to as periodic because it generally occurs one to three times every minute. PLMD has been linked to RLS, and has also resulted in the loss of sleep.

    It is not known what causes either disorder, although PLMD and RLS have been linked to the following:

    • Inadequate iron levels
    • Spinal cord tumors or injuries
    • Sleep apnea
    • Narcolepsy
    • Medication, or withdrawal from certain drugs

    Combatting Sleep Disorders with My CPAP Club

    If other sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, are to blame for your PLMD or RLS, My CPAP Club can help. Located in North Carolina, we are able to ship devices all over the country to help you get the good night’s sleep you deserve. We also sell all supporting equipment and accessories, so you won’t have to go through multiple vendors to finally enjoy sleeping through the night.

    Ready to sleep for a solid eight hours? Contact My CPAP Club online or check out our FAQ section to learn more about how we can help.