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Why do people with depression sleep alot?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not sure

Major depression disrupts many body functions, including sleep and appetite--but it can affect both in either direction.
Some people sleep much more, others much less; some have no appetite and lose lots of weight, others overeat and gain weight. Exactly why presentation can vary so much among people remains an area of intense interest.

In brief: Not sure

Major depression disrupts many body functions, including sleep and appetite--but it can affect both in either direction.
Some people sleep much more, others much less; some have no appetite and lose lots of weight, others overeat and gain weight. Exactly why presentation can vary so much among people remains an area of intense interest.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Gregory Fehr
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depression

Sleeping and isolation can be and "escape", for those depressed.
These can forgo more serious problems and help should be seeked.

In brief: Depression

Sleeping and isolation can be and "escape", for those depressed.
These can forgo more serious problems and help should be seeked.
Dr. Gregory Fehr
Dr. Gregory Fehr
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Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Exhaustion

Fatigue, exhaustion, low energy levels, psychomotor retardation are all "vegetative" symptoms of depression and indicate a general slowing of all activity.
More sleep is the result. Also lower motivation and drive contribute to "wanting" to sleep all the time.

In brief: Exhaustion

Fatigue, exhaustion, low energy levels, psychomotor retardation are all "vegetative" symptoms of depression and indicate a general slowing of all activity.
More sleep is the result. Also lower motivation and drive contribute to "wanting" to sleep all the time.
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Dr. Anthony Vertino
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