Anxiety, depression and insomnia

One of the most common causes for any kind of sleeping disorder is depression, anxiety and depression. In many cases, anxiety, depression and insomnia go hand in hand and often times, people find themselves responding to multiple types of disorders at the same time. Many experts indicate that anxiety, depression and insomnia create a loop because when one becomes more stressed, the disturbances will result in difficulties in obtaining sleep at night.

If you or someone that you know is suffering from stressful events, chances are that anxiety, depression and insomnia are all evident. There are many ways to cope with the trio of disorders that are all interwoven together. Anxiety, depression and insomnia may require the assistance of a doctor or a psychologist in order to assist in sorting remedies and possible solutions to your problem.

Many people experience difficulty in discussing issues that are disturbing to them. If you are the type of person that finds it difficult to talk about your feelings with friends and family, sometimes it is easier to talk to a complete stranger about how you feel. A trained psychologist is a stranger who is trained to listen to problems and offer healthy solutions. They are trained to listen and help respond to feelings without getting emotionally involved with anyone’s problems, and are therefore very good sources for possible solutions. A psychologist can sort out emotional issues and eventually help you overcome anxiety, depression and insomnia, the trio of disorders.

Some things to remember when you are discussing your problems with your psychologist is to be completely honest about how you feel about things. It is not always easy to be upfront with your emotions and feelings which some people naturally want to suppress, or pretend that they do not exist, especially if those feelings and emotions seem too strong to process. However, it is very important if you really want a solid solution to get a grip on yourself and really evaluate your present situation with honesty. Try not to cloak your feelings and make every attempt to not mislead the professional who is trying to help you.

When you are experiencing depression it is important to remember that they only way to really overcome anxiety, depression and insomnia is by facing the problem squarely. When you are angry about any given thing, find a healthy way to express your anger. Learn how to be honest about your feelings and learn how to process your emotions in a healthy and productive way. The alternative if you resist and evade real issues in your life, is you will hurt yourself further and you will prolong the healing process, making the remedy to anxiety, depression and insomnia even further down the road.

Many people experience the trio of disorders, anxiety, depression and insomnia, for a very long period of time basically because they are in denial about the existence of these disorders in their life. If you refuse to admit the causes of their problems, you are not only being dishonest with yourself, but you are also blocking yourself from coping with anxiety, depression and insomnia, further prolonging relief.

There are many basic keys to coping with depression and insomnia. Some people experience having the blues and just are unable to shake them off. They have difficulty pinpointing exactly why they are feeling so low. They know that there is a feeling of sadness and emptiness, even anger at times. At any given moment, they feel miserable. Days begin to blur with dullness and nights are consumed by irritable tossing and turning with a complete lack of sleep. They ask themselves over and over again, does this ever end?

If this sounds like you or someone that you know, it is possible that you are suffering from dual cases of depression and insomnia combined. As with insomnia, this combined diagnosis also has available remedies available through various conventional and alternative therapies.

Depression is a common household term that is thrown around often. In the United States, millions of people are affected by depression as it is a very common disorder. Everyone who experiences depression is not necessarily clinically depressed. Depression is a natural emotion, however feeling excessively depressed could be a psychological disorder. There are thousands of people that are never officially diagnosed as being depressed by a medical expert, however that does not mean that they are not clinically depressed. Depression is one of the ailments that most commonly goes untreated.

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that affects many people in different stages of life. It can be a chronic condition or it can occur over a very specified span of time. Some people experience insomnia for a month, while others will experience it for much longer. Those suffering from insomnia are unable to achieve any rest or sleep when they try and despite their bodies being in dire need of it, their attempts to sleep will fail.

For many people, depression and insomnia go hand in hand at different times of life. For many the tow are interwoven disorders, with one causing and affecting the other where it creates a vicious cycle that is next to impossible to break free from without some kind of intervention from a health professional.

Depression and insomnia are two disorders that feed off each other. When a person becomes depressed, they can not stop worrying. They constantly live in fear and they often experience anxiety attacks. This experience does not end at the close the day. It continues through the night with the barrage of voices one had dealt with throughout the day. That is when insomnia sets in. When morning finally arrives, the physical strain from the body not having rested weakens the mind. This compounds a little bit more everyday until depression sets in with an increased amount of physical wear and tear. Relief arrives when one identifies the source of the insomnia. Sometimes it is clinical depression and at other times it is something entirely different.

Counseling is often quite helpful in responding to depression and anxiety. Psychologist can help individuals identify clinical depression, as well as sources of their depression. Sometimes depression is caused by insomnia, and sometimes it is the other way around. Medical doctors can run tests to rule out hormonal imbalances or various other conditions which may affect the physical body. Regardless of the method in which help is sought, know that options are available via medications, herbs and supplements, all of which effectively respond to depression and insomnia.


Last updated on Mar 12th, 2009 and filed under Sleep Disorders. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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