Sleeping Away Troubles Does Not Get Rid of Your Depression

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Sleeping Away Troubles Does Not Get Rid of Your Depression

Sleeping Away Troubles Does Not Get Rid of Your DepressionThose struggling with mental illness, especially severe depression, may feel drowsy and overtired on a regular basis. Your body becomes overwhelmed with emotions and those intense feelings tend to wear the body out. This could lead to constant napping or laying around during the day and the more your body behaves like this, the more used to it your body becomes. (Depression and Sleep Problems) In addition, you may have pushed your struggles or problems aside by sleeping, but once you wake up, your problems are still there.

By finding a healthy replacement for continuous sleep, you can stay awake long enough to think through the struggles you are going through. Positive self-talk can help overcome the demons running through your mind. You can also discover new coping skills to keep your energy up. In addition, check with your doctor for treatment of sleep problems and depression.

When you sleep less during the day, you will be able to sleep more at night and get your body on a better routine. When you are on a schedule and you take the time to understand what your body and mind are trying to tell you, you will have a better chance at figuring out healthy ways to deal with the issues you are struggling with.

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From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

We are welcoming our new "Treating Anxiety" blogger, Greg Weber and Christina Halli, author of "Life with Bob: Parenting A Child with Mental Illness." On all our blogs, your comments and observations are welcomed.

Feel free to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of any blog post. And visit the mental health blogs homepage for the latest posts.


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Thousands Have Joined the Stand Up for Mental Health Campaign

But we still need you. Let others know there's no shame in having depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trichotillomania, OCD, ADHD, schizophrenia or any other mental illness.

Join the Stand Up for Mental Health campaign. Put a button on your website or blog (buttons for family members, parents, mental health professionals and organizations too). We also have covers for Facebook, Twitter and Google+.


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APA Reference
Staff, H. (2014, September 9). Sleeping Away Troubles Does Not Get Rid of Your Depression, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2022, July 2 from

Last Updated: January 7, 2015

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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