Sleep becomes so messed up when we’re depressed. We’re either sleeping all the time, or we can’t sleep at all because thoughts just keep running through our mind. For some of us, it’s easy to fall asleep and we’re sleeping way too much, and for others, it’s hard to fall asleep.
The tips below are to give you information and resources for developing healthy sleep habits, and what to do when you just can’t catch those zzz’s.
Many people wake up in the morning and think, “what’s the point?” Or they may feel such overwhelming sadness, anxiety, heaviness, etc. that it seems impossible to get out of bed. Below are a few tips to help you get out of bed:
*Note: it is very easy to judge yourself for not being able to get out of bed, or taking small steps to get out. Try to find some way to reassure yourself that you are struggling with depression right now, and you are doing your best. Just as if you had a broken leg, you are taking extra time to do things, and that is OK.
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Let’s face it – depression can make reading really difficult. That’s why we’ve tried to make this website as accessible as possible – no long paragraphs, and text-to-speech capabilities. Simply highlight the text you want to read and press the play button.*
*if you are using text-to-speech on a mobile phone, make sure the sound is on