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Re: Daytime sleep, sleep patterns, depression. mist

Posted by Mitch on December 15, 2001, at 15:29:25

In reply to Daytime sleep, sleep patterns, depression., posted by mist on December 15, 2001, at 13:57:33

> Sometimes I need to sleep in the afternoon but when I do I usually wake up feeling more depressed. I have less energy and feel gloomy, hopeless, and out of sorts. When that happens, the rest of the day is shot. Sometimes I'll revive late in the evening but hardly ever. It makes me want to never nap again, but at the same time I think if my body is telling me it needs sleep it must know something.
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> Although I have ongoing depression, in general I feel better in the morning (the exception is when I've slept too long the night before, but under normal circumstances I don't sleep too much or too little). Usually by afternoon I start to feel more depressed again. This feeling is especially bad following afternoon sleep. Sometimes I drink coffee or tea to try to "wake up," and change my mood but it doesn't help that much and I don't like having caffeine that late in the day anyway.
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> Does anyone know what the biochemical basis is for depression being exacerbated by daytime sleep and if this symptom indicates which meds might help me?

That is my pattern during seasonal depression-feeling better in the morning and becoming fatigued and depressed later in the day. You might try a psychostimulant (Adderall or Ritalin), or a stimulating antidepressant like Wellbutrin, desipramine, etc.

Mitch


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