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Re: sleep and anxiety

Posted by sowhysosad on April 26, 2009, at 15:37:45

In reply to Re: sleep and anxiety, posted by Amelia_in_StPaul on April 26, 2009, at 14:45:07

> I have read studies (and my very decidedly non-alternative psychiatrist has brought this up too) that sleep deprivation is a bit of a curative for depression.

Yeah, I experimented with sleep deprivation earlier this week, limiting myself to only 3 hours. Although I felt physically exhausted, my mood was massively improved. My dopamine level in particular seemed much higher.

> I am in REM sleep way, way too much. Trazodone is supposed to help that, and to some extent I do think it increases stage 4, but not enough for my liking.

I think that's been my problem too- sleeping excessively but having tons of REM sleep. Ironically I've been on a tricyclic, which is supposed to improve depression by supressing REM sleep, but it seemed to have the opposite effect for me!




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