Sleep & Depression

If you have difficulty sleeping, or find that you sleep too much in the daytime, consider whether or not you are showing any of the following depression symptoms:

  • Down or low moods, feeling sad most of the day, nearly every day
  • Loss of interest or inability to experience pleasure in things that generally had been pleasurable
  • Sharp changes in weight, either gain or loss
  • Loss of energy
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Thoughts that life isn't worth living, suicidal thoughts

If you experience a significant number of these symptoms, you should speak to your physician about it.  If you are diagnosed with depression, treatment of the depression is the first step toward solving your sleep problems, and to helping achieve a greater feeling or well-being.