Sleeping Away Troubles Does Not Get Rid of Your Depression

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Sleeping Away Troubles Does Not Get Rid of Your Depression

Those 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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Today's Question: Have you slept continuously for a long period of time due to feeling sluggish and unmotivated? What are some ways to help re-energize your body and avoid constant napping? We invite you to participate by commenting and sharing your feelings, experiences and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page and on the HealthyPlace Google+ page.


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APA Reference
Staff, H. (2014, September 9). Sleeping Away Troubles Does Not Get Rid of Your Depression, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 19 from

Last Updated: August 24, 2022

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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