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Old 12-16-19, 12:45 PM   #1
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I was wondering how many hours people who are depressed sleep in a day and if you nap?

I sleep a lot and it helps my mood lift even if it's for a few hours. It's been like this for a long while and I'm just wondering if sleep is important for others as it is for myself.

For example today, I had about 13 hours sleep in the night but had to nap to ease my depression. I was exhausted from the depressed feeling I was enduring and it didn't matter how many hours sleep I had at night.

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Old 12-30-19, 12:11 AM   #2
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I'm more of a napper, not a sleeper. But on a real depressing day I'll just lay in the bed and surf the net idly or something. I'll be in and out of sleep, I have trouble sleeping constant for more than 6 hours.
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Old 12-31-19, 12:09 AM   #3
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I hardly sleep at all. 0-4 hours/night. No daytime naps. No wonder my brain goes psychotic after a week or two.
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Old 01-23-20, 08:20 PM   #4
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My sleep patterns alternate between me sleeping between 6-8 hours, to me sleeping between 10-12 hours.

Admittedly, I enjoy oversleeping. It's said to be horribly unhealthy. Also admittedly, I love the otherworldly dreams that I have because they are so fascinating. When I dream, it is an incredibly interactive sensation. It is literally as if I travel to parallel universes and witness other lives that pertain to me indirectly in some way. Is this true? I don't know -- I'm on the fence. It may or may not be true. I may only have a superb imagination.

When I oversleep, there are times when I get this fuzzy buzzing in my head. It's extremely strange. It's hard for me to think and articulate myself and it takes a large amount of coffee for me to wake up enough to accomplish menial tasks around the house. Hmm.
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Old 03-13-20, 06:43 AM   #5
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sometimes depressed people have long periods of sleep because for them sleeping is the best remedy.
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Old 03-16-20, 01:55 AM   #6
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Sleep helps me to ease my depression. Sleeping at night in particular.
On the other hand, depression makes me scared to go to sleep often.
I feel like if I stay awake I could find a solution or something to ease my pain: eating at night, drinking, binge watching movies, taking bath, reading, venting on here.....

Although all of this above almost never helps, sleeping on time is the best temporary remedy.
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Old 03-16-20, 04:19 AM   #7
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I was having a much better time asleep and I don't want to wake up!
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Old 03-23-20, 03:00 AM   #8
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I sleep a lot when I feel depressed too. I think this is my own way of escape depression.
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Old 04-27-20, 12:29 PM   #9
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More recently, I was confronted by a guardian about how often I sleep. I know I'm lucky to have someone to worry over me, believe me, I do; however, the sheer peace sleeping allows me is all-consuming. I guess you could say, Sleep and I have a familial relationship. Sleep shelters me and holds me close. Sleep abruptly stops my tears and intrusive thoughts. I'm not hungry when I'm in the ether either. And that's important, I hate waking to a grumbling stomach.
Imagine being deprived from the one thing that comforts you?
The sad thing is, a lot of you don't have to imagine, you know, you've lived it.
So when my guardian questioned me about my many sleep-filled afternoons, I begged for just an ounce of leeway -despite them compromising on a whole lot of other stuff, I suppose- I pulled the biggest sobbstory out of my psyche and I even shed a few years saying, "That's the only place I get to see my mom." How pathetic, you may say,
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Old 12-04-20, 02:50 PM   #10
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It depends because some depressed people sleep more and others sleep less. When i am down, it really depends on how relaxed my mind is.
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