How to Treat Insomnia When I Have Depression?

Q:
How to treat insomnia when I have depression?

A:
Insomnia often comes with depression. If insomnia is well treated, it can also prevent or ease depression.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Create a regular sleep routine
    A regular sleep cycle is important. Don’t change your bed time every day. If you feel restless in the bed, just get out of it and go back when you feel drowsy.
  • Avoid things that disturb your sleep
    Don’t have alcohol, caffeine and nicotine when it is near your sleep time. Stimulant activities can make it harder for you to fall asleep. If you have heavy meals at night, you may also have difficulty feeling sleepy.
  • Have a healthy lifestyle
    Regular exercise is good for you. Being active can improve depression as well. Besides, you should also have meals regularly. When you feel stressed, do things that can make you relaxed like listening to music.

Anyway, you can always turn to a doctor when you are suffering depression and insomnia. Professional and individual treatment plans are good for you.

Key words: depression insomnia; insomnia depression

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.