There's no doubt that insomnia affects the mind in a number of ways.
I was recently reading a news article that did a good job rounding up a number of the mental health consequences of insomnia.
The founder of the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas claims that chronic sleep deprivation can turn you into someone that looks like they have early-onset Alzheimer's.
Furthermore, the news article references a British study that found insomnia sufferers to be 5 times more likely to suffer from paranoid delusions.
Chronic sleep deprivation also affect memory retention, reaction time and cognitive function.
Long term, chronic insomnia is certainly something that should never be ignored.
Source: Center for BrainHealth
Last updated: July 31, 2014