Many things can cause your sleeping problems, and the most common one is stress. The more you’re stressed out, the more likely for you to have problem sleeping. Some people developed insomnia, and that will cause even more stress!
Depression can also cause sleeping problems. When you’re anxious or depressed, your brain replay negative thoughts over and over again in your head even when it’s time for you to rest. Lack of sleep will worsen depression. Talk about a vicious cycle!
Trouble sleeping does not in itself cause depression, but lack of sleep does play a role. Lack of sleep caused by another medical illness or by personal problems can make depression worse. An inability to sleep that lasts over a long period of time is also an important clue that someone may be depressed.
According to the Depression and Sleep Foundation, the relationship between sleep and depressive illness is complex – depression may cause sleep problems and sleep problems may cause or contribute to depressive disorders. For some people, symptoms of depression occur before the onset of sleep problems. For others, sleep problems appear first.
Insomnia is very common among depressed patients. Evidence suggests that people with insomnia have a ten-fold risk of developing depression compared with those who sleep well. Depressed individuals may suffer from a range of insomnia symptoms, including difficulty falling asleep (sleep onset insomnia), difficulty staying asleep (sleep maintenance insomnia), unrefreshing sleep, and daytime sleepiness. However, research suggests that the risk of developing depression is highest among people with both sleep onset and sleep maintenance insomnia.
Why is sleep so important?
Sleep plays an important role in your physical health. For example, sleep is involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke. When sleep is disrupted or inadequate, it can lead to increased tension, vigilance, and irritability.
I’m not into sleeping pills and I would try other means first before actually taking sleeping pills to try to get a better sleep. I’ve tried many things from eating melatonin supplements to working out during the day so I will feel tired in the hope I will sleep better at night. I’ve also tried lavender pillow spray and burning essential oils to create a relaxing atmosphere for sleep.
These methods might work for some people, but they haven’t worked for me. The good news is I HAVE found what works for me…and it’s free! And I hope that this too will be able to help other people out there who are having trouble sleeping.
I’ve been following Michael Sealey on YouTube for years and I got to say he has the best hypnosis and guided meditations clips out there. They are highly recommend for those who are searching for alternatives to conventional medicines.
I have many favorites, but this 1 hour sleep hypnosis for healing depression and anxiety is one of the best.
I really hope this will be able to help anyone out there who needs it. Please let me know if it also helped you. Good luck!
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