Depression Medication
Secrets To Better Sleep


Some depression medication can improve poor sleep. You can then better manage your anxiety disorder. And, uncomplicated tips guarantee you'll sleep through the night.




Disturbed sleep, a sign of depression, can also aggravate your anxiety disorder. In addition, over time, your health takes a beating. And, that run-down feeling may never go away.

A good night's rest helps to...

  • Stay sharp.
  • Grow and repair body tissue.
  • Balance your emotions. 


What matters most is to have it on a regular basis. With plenty of deep sleep. This is where you rest, recover and recharge.


Dreaming too much?


Quality sleep is more important than the amount you get. How long you go without waking up at night makes a difference, too.
 
The REM stage of sleep - dream sleep, helps you work through mystifying emotions, hold on to memory, and release stress. Even if you don't remember what you've dreamed about, dream sleep increases during depression.
 
Depression medication strips time spent in REM sleep. So you can have more deep sleep, which is necessary to beat depression. Otherwise, it is an eternity before you notice any change for the better.


Antidepressants


Depression meds can also improve your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. Here's a quick look at what could help...


  • Agomelatine – such as Valdoxan, which helps restore your sleep-wake cycle.
  • Mianserin - Norval - a tetracyclic (TeCA) antidepressant medication.
  • Trazodone - Desyrel - a tetracyclic antidepressant.
  • Mirtazapine – A tetracyclic and useful alternative to tricyclic (TCA) antidepressants, or SSRI's not working for you. Or, when side effects are too much to handle.


Keep in mind,...

Mirtazapine has weight gain issues. Trazodone, morning grogginess. And, this might matter to you. Your doctor needs to know if they do.

Why?

To knock out 'hangover' sensations, dosages can be adjusted or depression pills changed. A nutritionist can guide you on eating foods to keep weight gain low.

Note...

A mental health professional or psychopharmacologist, who 's a specialist both in anxiety disorders and depression, is well-suited to come up with the right combination. Plus, can prescribe the right dosage for good sleep.

In any case,...

Drink plenty of water. Depression medication, once the job is done, flushes out easily. Stress on your liver and kidneys is cut back. And, they will thank you for it with no soreness.


water and depression medication


The best way to keep you well hydrated is to have a glass of fresh water by your side all day long.

Hold off an hour or so before bedtime. Waking up at night to go to the bathroom defeats the purpose of uninterrupted sleep.




For the best chance of anxiety disorder treatment working its magic, even when you start to feel better...keep taking the antidepressant medication. They need time for full effect.


Bad drug mixes


Blindly slapping on other medications with depression medication can ravage good sleep. Medicines as common as...

  • Over-the-counter pain relievers
  • Appetite suppressors
  • Cold remedies

...may have caffeine in them and make you restless. Or, contain alcohol, and interfere with anti-depression drugs.

Ask for advice from your doctor or pharmacist BEFORE you buy over-the-counter medicine or supplements. As well as, mentioning ALL drugs you take. What gets in the way of you getting better can then be left out.


Secrets to help depression medication


Along with taking depression medication, simple changes can make a huge difference with how well you sleep. You'll strike gold when they become part of your daily routine.


  • In the late afternoon and evening, stay away from coffee and chocolate. Teas and sodas with caffeine in them.
  • Go to bed and get up at the same time...every day of the week. 'Regular' works for good sleep.


Your sleeping space

It's a special place. And, where you're at your most vulnerable. You deserve to feel comfortable where you sleep.

For best results...

  • Keep the area mess-free and clean. Use it only for sleep and sex.
  • A cooler room is better than a warm one.
  • Have an awesome mattress to sleep on. Stiff muscles or a sore back are signs it's time to get a new one.
  • For a pitch-black effect, thick drapes or dark-colored blinds are terrific. Another option is to wear an eye-mask.
  • Good air circulation:Open a window. Use an air conditioner. Even a fan does the trick.


Get rid of distractions...

  • Turn off the TV, computer, laptop. 
  • Dim lighting on tablets and smartphones. Even better, put them far enough away so brightness doesn't disturb.
  • Close the door. Or, use ear plugs. 


In this friendly environment, gone are days of dragging your feet. Grumpy conversation. And, half-baked efforts to get things done.

You're now alert. Motivation, key to recover from clinical depression, can kick in. And, you'll have the juice to face your day.




Depression medication isn't a cure. But, some can help you sleep better. Power their punch by adding simple routines. You'll then easily slip into one of the very best ways to recover from depression and handle your anxiety disorder.




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