Vicious cycle: Sleep and Depression

Posted by cmd @cmd, Jun 13 12:35pm

If you can’t sleep you can get depressed and also have anxiety. I’ve never heard of anyone who can’t sleep.
Have any of you know of someone who doesn’t sleep? I’m sub-human for sure.

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Welcome @cmd!

You are definitely NOT subhuman! There are a great many people with sleep issues including not being able to sleep. For example, I have problems with not being able to sleep, sleeping too much, and unrefreshing sleep. And, I know several other people with sleep issues too.

And, it is definitely true that sleep problems can lead to or exasperate depression and anxiety.

In addition to this group, you might find the Sleep Health Group here on Mayo Clinic Connect helpful.

Best wishes

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@witsend000

Welcome @cmd!

You are definitely NOT subhuman! There are a great many people with sleep issues including not being able to sleep. For example, I have problems with not being able to sleep, sleeping too much, and unrefreshing sleep. And, I know several other people with sleep issues too.

And, it is definitely true that sleep problems can lead to or exasperate depression and anxiety.

In addition to this group, you might find the Sleep Health Group here on Mayo Clinic Connect helpful.

Best wishes

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I wish I could sleep too much!!!!!

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I use 45mg. Mirtazapine every night. I don’t think I can sleep without it. It gives me 7.5 hrs. of refreshing sleep. I hope you find something soon…..one MUST sleep…period. Good luck.

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