Sleep Disorders and Depression: Is There Really a Link?

blog-sleep-apnea-depressionYour dragging your feet every day, exhausted to the point that you don’t want to do anything. Nothing has any color or excitement and you’re feeling so downhearted, you have a tough time facing the day. A trip to the doctor leads you to the pharmacy for anti-depressants.

Before you commit, consider how well you are sleeping. If you snore, or if you are lethargic or exhausted during the day, a sleep disorder could be at the root of all of your problems.?

Sleep Disorders and Depression Go Hand in Hand

A solid, restful sleep is essential for your well-being. It recharges your body, allows vital repairs to be performed, and allows you to feel rejuvenated when you get up each morning. When you can’t sleep, or your sleep is constantly interrupted during the night, you put a strain on your heart, slow your metabolism, and simply feel sapped of energy. Dealing with all of the side effects of a sleep disorder will definitely affect your mental state. Between your fatigue and lack of focus, you will find your spirits dropping lower and lower.

Resolve Your Sleep Disorder and Make Depression Go Away

Dealing with your sleep disorder effectively is the first order of business. While the commonly prescribed CPAP device is effective, many people find it uncomfortable and disruptive. If this is you, there are alternatives. Changing your position at night or wearing an oral appliance could be the answer you are looking for. A sleep disorder specialist can provide you with options.?

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If you suspect a sleep disorder could be at the root of your depression, take my sleep questionnaire. I’ll reply with a free, no obligations diagnostic recommendation that could help you find a way back to a joyful life.