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Depression and sleep disturbances

  1. A depressed person often suffers from insomnia. Yet it is not uncommon for people to have an excessive need for sleep and to sleep 12 to 14 hours a day. So we prefer to talk about "sleep disorders".


  1. 97% of depressed patients who consult a general practitioner suffer from insomnia. This is often the first complaint and the first sign of a starting depression. Poor sleep increases fatigue which in turn aggravates the life of the depressed person. This makes him worry more and more, which keeps him awake, so that he gradually ends up in a vicious circle. [! 164605 => 1130 = 3657!] Other sleep requirement

Other sleep requirement

  1. We speak of hypersomnia (excessive need for sleep) when the sleep duration exceeds ten hours. Again, we must be careful: any hypersomnia is not necessarily a symptom of depression. After all, hypersomnia can also have other causes:

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