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Do depressed people need to sleep more that's what I'm gonna be talking about today I'm dr. Tracy Marx a psychiatrist and this channel is about mental health education and self-improvement if you don't want to miss an episode click Subscribe and the notification bell today's topic is based on a viewer question from Judith and she says hi dr. Marx how much extra rest is someone with depression need to get better compared to someone who's completely healthy is any extra rest actually needed to get better if so how do we know how much is too much and vice versa thanks for your question Judith in actuality people who are depressed do not need extra rest depression can make you feel more tired and sleepy giving you the feeling that you need more sleep because you're not well but sleeping 10 hours or more is actually considered hypersomnia or too much sleep and it doesn't help you get any better it's actually a symptom of your depression in fact sleep deprivation is a treatment for depression and it's called wake therapy we've known for decades that if you keep a depressed person awake for 24 hours their symptoms resolve but the problem is the improvement doesn't last very long it may last a day or two or the symptoms can return as soon as you get sleep so the next level of research looked at how to get the improvement to last and here's what they came up with researchers found that you can prolong the antidepressant effect of sleep deprivation to last weeks or even months by combining the staying awake part with bright light therapy why does this happen your circadian rhythm is responsible for controlling certain body processes like your body temperature your sleep-wake cycle...

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