A client asked me a very interesting question this week & I thought that I would share my thoughts on it with everyone.
Sleep & Depression: Is there a solution that will help both?
I was asked whether there was something that would help someone sleep better & help with the depression at the same time.
I know that there will be many of you out there, that will be asking the same question. I hope this will help you out- to get a better night sleep & a rosier day. So here’s my thoughts on that.
Is there anything that can cause poor sleep & depression?
There are a few physical causes for depression that can also lead to bad sleep.
- Hormonal imbalances: A progesterone deficiency as well as menopause can lead to poor sleep. Progesterone is a hormone, and it has calming properties. Therefore if you don’t have enough progesterone, it can affect your sleep as well as contribute to feelings of anxiety and depression.
- Adrenal imbalances: Your adrenal glands make hormones that wake you up in the morning and give you alertness. If your adrenals aren’t working properly, it can lead to fatigue & depression during the day (low adrenal hormones), but keep you from falling asleep at night (because there’s too many adrenal hormones for this time of the day).
- High Histamine (under methylation): Histamine is a neurotransmitter (as well as being involved in allergies). This neurotransmitter gives you alertness, and keeps you awake. If you’ve got high levels of histamine it can stop you from getting enough sleep.
In my free report & my book I discuss these physical causes for depression, and how to treat them naturally. And remember when you treat these causes for depression, it will help the depression lift, as well as give you a better night sleep. For more information check them out at www.breakingfreefromdepression.com/ebook and www.breakingfreefromdepression.com/free-report.
In my next blog, I’ll discuss a natural supplement that may be used alongside antidepressants that can help with sleep.
Talk to you again soon.
All the best.
Dr Janelle Sinclair