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Quality sleep is a serious depression buster. Here are some reliable routes to regular, refreshing rest.
I don’t need to tell you depression disrupts sleep. Some disruption is due to messed up brain chemicals, but worries that accompany depression often prevent us relaxing sufficiently to fall asleep.
When I mention bedtime routines, I’m often laughed out of town. I’m not saying you have to be in bed by 7.30 with your PJs on, but it helps to go to sleep and wake up at roughly the same time every day. Evening routines give bodies and minds a chance to wind down. You might like to snuggle up with a good book, play some soothing music or soak in a warm bath. Light snacks prevent hunger pangs and so can help you ...