Depression and Sleep

Feeling sad every now and then is a big part of being a human and feelings of sadness, anxiety and hopelessness can be a huge part of why you are losing sleep without even realizing it. Depression is an illness that affects at least 20 million Americans and it’s not something that someone can ignore till it goes away. It affects the way a person eats, sleeps, thinks and feels. Be sure to see your doctor for advice about how to deal with depression. Many times it can be effectively controlled with treatment.

The relationship between sleep and depressive illness can go back and forth constantly and is very complex. Depression can be caused by lack of sleep or sleep problems such as insomnia but depression itself can also cause sleep problems. For some, depression occurs before any sleep problems, although both sometimes can be treated with the same treatments.


Some of the symptoms of depression include; feeling extremely sad or empty, difficulty concentrating, lack of energy and increase (or decrease) or sleep. A lot of things can cause depression as well as alcohol or drug abuse, family history of medical illnesses, stress or even medications that you are on. If you’re depressed and or thinking about suicide, please contact a doctor as soon as you can.


Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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