We already know some of the most common symptoms of being depressed.
- Feelings of emptiness, despair, and sadness
- Disinterest in relationships
- Suicidal thoughts
- Loss of interest in previously pleasurable activities
- Insomnia or sleeping too much
- Lack of concentration
Among the most commons and known symptoms of depression, there are sleep disturbances; sleeping too much or too little.
I wanted to talk about this issue of being sleepless and give my thoughts on how to deal with insomnia. This means this post will be for those of you who are struggling with depression and difficulties of conciliating sleep.
Later, I’ll dedicate another post to talk about sleeping too much.
Being Sleepless And Depressed
Insomnia is known as the difficulty of falling and staying in sleep. This sleeping disorder can trigger and give strength to a lot of other problems and issues like mood swings, lacking the energy to function on a normal day and even hallucinations in more extreme cases.
Your depression can be a lot harder to deal with if your physical and mental energy levels are depleted and you can’t have a full recovery through sleeping.
According to certain studies, approximately a quarter of the population have some kind of sleeping disorder and around 6% – 10% suffer from insomnia. And another interesting fact is that people with insomnia are at least five times more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety too.
The link between Insomnia and Depression it’s widely known, but it’s very likely that the different situations of the people suffering one thing will probably suffer from the other.
How To Stop Being Sleepless and Start Winning Your Life Back From Depression
Being sleepless it’s not something that will go off away overnight with a remedy, pills or therapy. They can help for sure but a whole change in your lifestyle is what you need to see long-lasting results and be able to cure insomnia and depression.
There are certain things we can do every day to stop being sleepless at night and have better rest by sleeping.
1- Your Internal Clock And Sleeping Routines
This refers to going to sleep every night at the same time and waking up at the same time too. If you would like to take a hot bath or do some kind of breathing exercise before that will help you to sleep, the better.
2- Sunlight And Light In General
Having enough sunlight through the day and decreasing the amount of light you receive at night you’ll put yourself in a better mood to sleep. In fact, it has already been proved that if you use a cellphone right before going to sleep, it will be harder to fall asleep.
3- Physical Activity And Being Healthy
Doing some exercise and become fit improves your night sleeping time. The quality of your recovery by sleeping also becomes better by having a healthy diet and pursuing a healthy way of living.
We need to understand and know that insomnia it’s not something that we can cure in a few days, but thankfully, if we put ourselves in the best condition to sleep, we eventually will become less likely to stay as being sleepless in a few weeks and that’s what I want you to take from this post I’m sharing with you.