Are People Who Wake Up Earlier Happier Than Those Who Sleep In?

You’ve no doubt heard the old expression, “early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” But where does that sentiment, old as it is, come from? Are people who rise early in the morning healthier? Well, we know that good sleep habits, getting a good amount of sleep, and achieving …

Tips For Surviving Bipolar Disorder

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People with bipolar disorder experience mood swings that range from depressive lows to manic highs. Unfortunately, nobody knows the exact cause of this disorder. Treatment Modalities When it comes to treating bipolar disorder a combination of medication and psychotherapy should be used as patients learn self-management skills. These skills are important as they teach the …

How Insomnia May Lead To Depression

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Insomnia is considered a hallmark of depression today. In fact, about 80% of people who are depressed say they either have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Only about 15% of people who feel depressed find themselves sleeping excessively. Understanding the Relationship Between Insomnia and Feeling Depressed Research shows that the inability to sleep may …

Using Light Therapy For Depression Treatment

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Throughout the fall and winter many people struggle with low moods and motivation. Some people can distinguish these feelings from depression, which is when doctors diagnose it as SAD (seasonal affective disorder). While you may think that the reasons these feelings emerge at this time of the year are mainly psychological (e.g. we’re past the …