Tips to Get Better Sleep When Suffering from Depression

It’s very natural to feel sad from time to time. It’s a part of our human nature, and to feel is what makes us human. But, when the sadness reaches its extremes, and there is a sense of hopelessness, we fall down to Depression. Depression comes with its own symptoms, and one of the major symptoms is problems during sleep.

Dr Prerna Kohli India’s Top Psychologist on Tips to Get Better Sleep During Depression
Dr Prerna Kohli India’s Top Psychologist on Tips to Get Better Sleep When Suffering from Depression

Many people will have lack of sleep, or insomnia while some can even have an excess of sleep. But, with depression, one will have trouble in sleeping.

Thus, below are few tips which can help you sleep better during the depression:

Bedroom for Sleeping:

A Bedroom is usually a place for distraction. People tend to engage in different activities or usually spend most of their time on the cell phone. The bedroom is full of distractions and different activities. Hence, trying to sleep among these distractions becomes very difficult. Thus, it is necessary to keep the bedroom only for sleeping and relaxing. To help you sleep, you can start playing “white noise” and make sure the room is dark. It will help your body and mind relax.

Dr Prerna Kohli India’s Top Psychologist on Tips to Get Better Sleep During Depression
Dr Prerna Kohli India’s Top Psychologist on Tips to Get Better Sleep When Suffering from Depression

Keep a Schedule:

While suffering from depression, it’s very difficult to indulge in any activity. Hence, keeping a schedule helps. Similarly, it’s very important to keep a bedtime schedule. It’s a difficult task to go to bed at the same time and wake up at the same time every day. But, once you manage to achieve a bedtime schedule, your mind will automatically start to relate the schedule to your body. Hence, making it easier to fall asleep.

Create a Routine:

Also, there is a necessity of a bedtime routine along with a bedtime schedule. Before going to bed, you should start building a routine which relaxes your body. One-hour before bedtime you should stop doing any stressful activity and try and relax your body. It’s also important that you keep any device, electronic away from you. The light emitted from the screens increases the level of stress. It’s always good to read a relaxing book before bed.

Dr Prerna Kohli India’s Top Psychologist on Tips to Get Better Sleep During Depression
Dr Prerna Kohli India’s Top Psychologist on Tips to Get Better Sleep When Suffering from Depression

Start Exercising:

It’s very difficult to work when you are suffering from depression. But, it is required that you start exercising. Exercise helps the body to relieve stress and gives an outlet to your suppressed emotions. Also, exercising regularly keeps the body engaged. Thus, when you go to sleep, your body is already tired and it then is easier to sleep.

Go Out Regularly:

Depression is a very tough situation. It locks the body, and one doesn’t feel like going outside. But, a daily stroll in the park or even standing on the balcony facing the sun helps a lot. The Vitamin-D given by the Sun helps elevate mood. It’s scientifically proven that there is a direct relationship between mood and weather. Thus, to go out and facing the sun helps in mood elevation. Which then leads to better sleep.

Dr Prerna Kohli India’s Top Psychologist on Tips to Get Better Sleep During Depression
Dr Prerna Kohli India’s Top Psychologist on Tips to Get Better Sleep When Suffering from Depression

It’s very difficult to actually implement the steps which are written above. Depression is an illness which takes a huge toll on a person. But, implementing them can actually help you to fall asleep. Also, if you or someone you know someone who is suffering from depression, please contact a professional immediately.

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