Sleep and Depression
by Karl Perera
This article is about:
- Lack of sleep and depression
- How depression can cause insomnia
- REM sleep and its effects on you
- Sleep better and recover from your depression
I have suffered from depression and disturbed sleep so I can speak about it first hand. Do you have depression?
Check the symptoms of depression here.
What is the connection between sleep and being
If you don't get enough sleep you will feel more tired and this makes you susceptible to depression. If you are
already depressed then lack of sleep may worsen your depression. You must cure any sleep problem you have if you
want to combat your depression.
You suffer from depression - do you also suffer from insomnia?
Disturbed sleep results from thinking about your problems too much. Have you ever been tired but
unable to stop thinking? Your fears and worries, can keep you awake. Insomnia happens because your
brain waves need to slow down but thinking speeds them up stopping sleep.
Too much brooding and thinking?
If you dwell on problems too much during the day you may feel tired and stressed even after you sleep. Tiredness
and stress cause and maintain depression. Read about stress here.
By constantly thinking about your problems you can make them worse not better. When you are
depressed you need to rest and heal. By making your brain work harder you make yourself less able to handle your
problems effectively, your anxiety increases and your depression deepens.
How can dreams affect depression?
Constant brooding fuels your dreams. Too much dreaming makes you feel tired when you wake up. To fight
depression you need to rest well at night.
How does REM sleep affect your depression?
REM - rapid eye movement - happens when you dream. If you have too much REM sleep or dream too much you will
awake in the morning tired or even exhausted.
Your brain processes the thoughts you have had during the day in your dreams as images representing those
thoughts. Reduce the thinking you do during the day and you will reduce REM sleep to a normal level.
Too much REM sleep means less relaxing deep sleep. This type of sleep helps to refresh you and keep you healthy
so it is the most important part of your sleep routine. Depression is worsened when you are tired.
Why you need to cure your insomnia before you can cure your
When you are tired life is difficult and joyless. Insomnia strengthens your fear of lack of control. If you
can't sleep well you begin to feel less in control of your life.
Depression feeds insomnia and vice-versa.
First cure your insomnia and you will feel better in mind and body making recovery possible.
Want to know how to cure your insomnia and ease your
I was recently suffering from insomnia. I couldn't sleep properly at all. As this continued I started to feel
depressed and tired constantly. I downloaded an ebook called "Natural Sleep Made Simple". I
read it from cover to cover.
In a week or two after reading "Natural Sleep Made Simple" everything changed!
Now I sleep much better and understand what went wrong. I won't pretend that the book offers a miracle cure but
it will explain how you can start sleeping better and end insomnia naturally. No pills are needed just get this
enlightening book, read it and practise what you learn.
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help stimulate your body's natural sleep cycle, without “knocking you out” or leaving you groggy in the