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What improves with sleepiness

Posted by Prefect on October 26, 2016, at 22:07:39

A lot of my mood symptoms (anxiety, inability to concentrate on things I normally enjoy) improve as I get groggy at night and my mind slows down. Would this be a sign of anxiety more or depression? Do depressive symptoms improve as you get sleepy as the night goes on?

I spend a lot of time unable to concentrate which makes me anxious and I wonder if I have depression and whether this is going to take over my life. But would I ever care if if I did have depression? I think the preoccupation itself is making me unable to concentrate.

 

Re: What improves with sleepiness

Posted by rjlockhart37 on October 26, 2016, at 23:49:16

In reply to What improves with sleepiness, posted by Prefect on October 26, 2016, at 22:07:39

it's because of serotonin, and melatonin release in the brain during hours the brain thinks it should sleep, people who have depression sometimes have distrubed sleep cycles because serotonin is low or deregulated, stuff like Rozerm boosts melatonin release in brain.......that sleepy feeling that feels pleasant when you about to go to sleep, is serotonin and melatonin being released

 

Re: What improves with sleepiness

Posted by Prefect on October 27, 2016, at 18:36:46

In reply to Re: What improves with sleepiness, posted by rjlockhart37 on October 26, 2016, at 23:49:16

So does this mean I'm less likely to have depression then, more likely anxiety?

 

Re: What improves with sleepiness

Posted by rjlockhart37 on October 27, 2016, at 18:54:36

In reply to Re: What improves with sleepiness, posted by Prefect on October 27, 2016, at 18:36:46

we'll i'm no nuerotrans expert, but depression and anxiety in some cases both link to serotonin, but also low dopamine and norepinephrine can link to it too......

i just know that sleep feeling when im groggy is because of melatonin still in the brain. Kinda like sleepy on the 7 dwarves, he was always sleepy and in a pleasant mood for sleep, people who like to take naps alot have that groggy feeling

serotonin has alot of diffrent functions, but one is sleep, and mood, and also anxiety

 

Re: What improves with sleepiness

Posted by alexandra_k on October 28, 2016, at 1:44:42

In reply to Re: What improves with sleepiness, posted by rjlockhart37 on October 27, 2016, at 18:54:36

I think the effexor people have gone a long way towards convincing everyone that anxiety and depression are really rather the same kind of thing....

 

Re: What improves with sleepiness

Posted by rjlockhart37 on November 1, 2016, at 1:05:57

In reply to Re: What improves with sleepiness, posted by rjlockhart37 on October 27, 2016, at 18:54:36

it's not all serotonin because i've read people on prozac and effexor having trouble with sleeping, even though they increaser serotonin, they can be stimulating, but like Luvox or Lexapro or Paxil at night is better beacuse there no so much stimulating antidepressants....trazadone would defeintly cause that groggy sleepy feeling

it's defeintly more than just nuerotransmitters, but i just know when im sleepy, it's melatonin in the brain that causes that sleepy pleasant feeling to go sleep......


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