Medium Mental Illness

Why Am I Waking Up Tired?

 Yuris Alhumaydy — Unsplash

Rarely does anyone talk about the extent of tiredness depression brings about. Usually, the main focus is on symptoms like apathy, hopelessness, mood swings, or social isolation. For those of us who struggle with depression, healthy amounts of sleep can be an ever-evading force.

For some depressed individuals, sleep troubles manifest in the form of insomnia or restlessness. This sleep deprivation can cause a lack of effectiveness of your brain cells and can significantly affect your perceptions of your surroundings.

On the flip side, some of us deal with oversleeping. Oversleeping can throw your circadian rhythm off-balance and increase your chances of getting headaches, back pain, and a myriad of other ailments.

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By Solér

Writer | Womanist | Worrier | Wanderer | Alliteration Enthusiast | I’m a professional alphabet reorganizer.

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