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How Better Sleep Can Help Your Depression

Elodie EdjangElodie Edjang
May 4, 2017

Everyone knows that without proper sleep your quality of life suffers. This is made even worse when dealing with depression. Lack of proper sleep can make symptoms worse and can lengthen depressive episodes.

Watch the video above to learn how sleep hygiene can improve depression, or read the written summary below.

Develop Sleep Patterns

Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day — even on weekends. Your body will get used to this pattern and you’ll wake up more refreshed.

Get Into a Routine

Pre-bedtime rituals that relax you will help you fall asleep easier. Just steer clear of technology, which can emit light that makes it harder to fall asleep.

Make Improvements

You may need to get a new mattress or bed frame if they’re old and keeping you up at night.

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