Increased risk of suicide in insomnia
There is a connection between insomnia and the strength of suicidal thoughts, according to recent research published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.
Incorrect image of own sleep and nightmares
It has been found that an unrealistic picture of sleep along with having many nightmares is related to a higher intensity of suicidal thoughts. “It appears that insomnia can lead to a very specific form of hopelessness and that in itself is already a good indicator of suicidal thoughts. It is therefore extra important to investigate sleep habits of depressed persons. “, Says researcher Dr. W. Vaughn McCall
For the investigation, 50 depressed people filled out questionnaires about insomnia and feelings of hopelessness. There was a correlation between insomnia and the intensity of suicidal (suicidal) thoughts. Earlier research has shown that the risk of depression or fear is five times higher in people with sleep insomnia. In addition, depression can lead to insomnia and insomnia to depression.