Depression and Insomnia: Understanding the Bi-Directional Connection

Depression and Insomnia: Understanding the Bi-Directional Connection

Did you know that your sleep cycle can be closely related to mental health problems with depression? And conversely, depression can throw off your sleep, causing insomnia and sleep disruption. Studies show that the link between depression and sleep goes both ways.

If you’re having trouble with sustained low mood or other symptoms of depression, don’t sleep well at night, or often feel tired during the day, talk to Dr. Bryant S. Edwards of Iconic Infusions, PLLC. 

Dr. Edwards can accurately diagnose your condition and recommend treatment options that will work for you, potentially including ketamine infusion therapy for depression.

Could you benefit from professional support with depression or insomnia? Dr. Edwards works with new and existing patients from around the Briarwood Hills, Fayetteville, North Carolina area. You might be surprised at how much your life improves after breaking the cycle.

Understanding depression and insomnia

Everyone feels down sometimes, and it’s normal to have a few nights now and then when you don’t sleep perfectly. However, if your mood remains depressed for weeks at a time, or if you regularly struggle to get enough sleep, you could have a medical condition like clinical depression or insomnia.

It can be difficult to understand the impact of these conditions because some amount of mood or sleep disturbance is typical for most. However, chronic depression or insomnia seriously impacts your quality of life. It needs to be addressed with professional treatment and support once they start to take a toll.

You might find that once you start to treat your depression or insomnia, other symptoms involving sleep or mood might improve, as well.

A bi-directional link

Instead of allowing sleepless nights to push you further into depression or mental health issues to interfere with your ability to rest, consult with Dr. Edwards about your condition and find relief from your symptoms.

Recent studies show that the relationship between sleep problems and depression is truly bi-directional. That means that either problem, no matter which one starts first, is a significant predictor that the other might follow. If you have insomnia, your risk of depression goes up. And, if you have depression, you’re at a heightened risk for insomnia.

You might need to restore your mental health to improve your sleep quality. That also means that to resolve your insomnia or depression, you might benefit from focusing on both ends of the depression-insomnia link. And you may be able to stabilize your mood if you focus on getting better sleep.

Restoring your balance

At Iconic Infusions, PLLC, Dr. Edwards treats patients with a holistic approach, looking at all components of your physical and mental health and wellness to restore your internal balance.

Board-certified anesthesiologist Dr. Edwards offers intravenous (IV) ketamine infusion treatment for depression and IV nutrition and physical wellness support that can boost you after not getting enough sleep.

If you’re suffering from lasting sleep problems or clinical depression, contact Dr. Edwards at Iconic Infusions, PLLC, today. Schedule your initial consultation appointment online or over the phone now.

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