Sleeping difficulties and depression
Sleep as a symptom of depression
- People who are depressed may find it hard to get to sleep, perhaps because they have worries and thoughts going through their minds that keep them awake.
- Once they’re asleep they may wake up during the night, worry, and find it hard to get back to sleep and therefore not feel rested in the morning.
- In addition, depression is associated with waking too early in the morning and not being able to get back to sleep.
- Alternatively, some people with depression may feel that they need more sleep than usual. They may feel tired a lot of the time, go to bed early and sleep in very late.
Understanding Depression and Low Mood in Young People
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