Anxiety, depression, and sleep problems are very contemporaneous themes and are increasingly debated in our day-to-day lives. The rapid technological evolution, the labor and academic competitiveness, the requirements that are imposed on us daily, have contributed to the increase in the number of people who suffer from any of these disorders. And, in the last year, this has worsened with the pandemic, in which people feel more apprehensive about their safety, their health, their financial stability, being forced to stay at home and not being able to have their own usual daily routine. Anxiety quickly gives way to more complicated situations, such as depression and sleep disorders, which invariably affect everyday life.
But do we know what anxiety is? And how does it manifest? Anxiety is a natural reaction of our organism, characterized by feelings of fear, apprehension, insecurity, tension, and worry. It is usually accompanied by physical manifestations, such as increased heart rate, blood pressure, and sweating, dry mouth, tremors, and dizziness. In many cases, when anxiety processes happen frequently, they can cause a deficit in neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine. Since these neurotransmitters are essential for physical and mental well-being, anxiety can ultimately lead to depression.
Sleep disorders can also be associated with anxiety. This can cause insomnia and a decrease in the quality of sleep, making it difficult to fall asleep or to maintain a deep and restful sleep. This will necessarily lead to a deficit in energy and emotional reorganization, and throughout the day we will have a lower efficiency.
There are already some dietary supplements that help to reduce anxiety, restore emotional balance, and improve the quality of sleep. Among these, I particularly recommend:
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Dr. Carolina Espírito Santo