Iíll bet many of you have seen the much discussed article in the New York Times on the research that shows how helping people with sleep deprivation, through cognitive behavioral techniques, also helps them with depression.
The reverse causal connection has been common knowledge for some time Ė that one of the results of being depressed is disordered sleep Ė either too much or too little.
So itís interesting to see that fixing sleep problems can also do some fixing of depression.
Very good news, because there are plenty of simple, effective ways to improve sleep. (Donít take my word for it Ė check out the feedback on guided imagery for sleep over at our Inspiring Story page!) Depression is a tougher nut to crack.
Pat Alandydy, RNHats off to Pat Alandydy, RN, O.R. nurse, Reiki Master, health educator and integrative care innovator, who first approached the administration of Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth NH back... + Full Story