Sleeping Away Troubles Does Not Get Rid of Your Depression
Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week:
- Sleeping Away Troubles Does Not Get Rid of Your Depression
- Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
- From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
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.
Related Articles Dealing With Sleep and Depression:
- Depression, I’d Rather be Sleeping
- PTSD and Fatigue
- Sleep Disorders and Sleep Problems
- What Melancholia Feels Like
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.
Here are the top 3 mental health articles HealthyPlace Facebook fans are recommending you read:
- Secrets in Eating Disorder Recovery
- 5 Ways to Escape Your Victim Mentality
- 4 Habits That Hurt Your Self-Esteem
If you're not already, I hope you'll join us/like us on Facebook too. There are a lot of wonderful, supportive people there.
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.
- Leaving an Addiction Rehab Program (Mental Health Treatment Circle Blog)
- Depression and Acceptance and Chronic Pain is a Big Part of My Depression (Coping with Depression Blog)
- Anxious and Sleepless But Not Powerless and Blogging with Anxiety (Anxiety-Schmanxiety Blog)
- Ketamine-Like Drug Poised to Treat Bipolar Depression (Breaking Bipolar Blog)
- Mental Health Recovery Requires Stopping Controlling Beliefs/Behaviors (Recovering From Mental Illness Blog)
- Are You Attracting The Right People if Putting out Negative Energy? (Trauma! A PTSD Blog)
- Are You Too Sensitive? Try These Tips (Building Self-Esteem Blog)
- The Stigmatization of Mental Health Medication (Surviving Mental Health Stigma Blog)
- Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous: It’s Not Us vs. Them (Mental Health for the Digital Generation Blog)
- What are Vet Centers and How Can They Help Veterans? (Understanding Combat PTSD)
- Abusive Relationships: Devil You Know vs. The Devil You Don’t (Verbal Abuse and Relationships Blog)
- Self-Harm and Body Image in a “Fit-Focused” World (Speaking Out About Self-Injury Blog)
- Vigilance and Paranoia: Living with Mental Illness (Mental Illness in the Family Blog)
- 5 Important Reasons To Get Help For Your Fears and Anxieties (Your Mental Health Blog)
- About Christina Halli, author of "Life with Bob." (Life with Bob Blog)
- Three Ways to Distract Yourself When You Feel Like Self-Harming (More Than Borderline Blog)
- An Exercise in Letting Go of Fear in Eating Disorder Recovery and From Inside An Eating Disorder: Why I Didn’t Want To Recover (Surviving ED Blog)
- Adult ADHD and Relationships, Divisions of Labor (Living with Adult ADHD Blog)
- Lose Codependency and Win Your Independence (Living A Blissful Life Blog)
- The Future Of Schizophrenia (Creative Schizophrenia Blog)
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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Staff, H. (2014, September 9). Sleeping Away Troubles Does Not Get Rid of Your Depression, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2022, December 3 from https://www.healthyplace.com/other-info/mental-health-newsletter/sleeping-away-troubles-does-not-get-rid-of-your-depression