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A discussion of the connection between depression and insomnia from Healthline. Lightfully’s Nicole Siegfried, PhD, CEDS, is interviewed about this connection and the use of supplements to treat insomnia.
Depression and insomnia often go hand in hand. In fact, depression and insomnia are often intertwined, as depression can make it difficult to sleep and insomnia can make depression worse. While depression is a mental health condition, insomnia is a physical problem that can worsen depression. Some medications prescribed for depression can also impact sleep, however, there are many treatments available for both conditions. It’s important to work closely with a doctor to find the best treatment plan for you. You may need to try a few different treatments before finding one that works. If you’re struggling with depression and insomnia, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. There are many resources available. If you have depression and don’t know where to turn, the SAMHSA National Helpline can help you with any immediate needs. Additionally, Lightfully’s mental health treatment centers and process-based therapy clinical model can help you understand your depression, set up a process for taking care of it, and get you on the path to a brighter life.View Article