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Is it normal to go from being an insomnia while depressed to becoming a hypersomniac?

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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Yes

Some people experience early morning awakening or sleep onset probelms with depression, and when depression gets more severe there may be withdrawal from others, and excessive sleeping - which is usually counterproductive - because it makes you more tired.
Someone with this should seek professional consultatioin.

In brief: Yes

Some people experience early morning awakening or sleep onset probelms with depression, and when depression gets more severe there may be withdrawal from others, and excessive sleeping - which is usually counterproductive - because it makes you more tired.
Someone with this should seek professional consultatioin.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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Dr. Ranji Varghese
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

In brief: Hard to tell

Clinical depression can affect our sleep patterns in many ways.
Most often people can have insomnia with multiple awakenings. Others have atypical symptoms and have hypersomnia. A trained physician can determine whether the depression has lifted and whether you are just "catching up". Sleepiness should be looked into if it continues and the depression has lifted. Talk to your doctor.

In brief: Hard to tell

Clinical depression can affect our sleep patterns in many ways.
Most often people can have insomnia with multiple awakenings. Others have atypical symptoms and have hypersomnia. A trained physician can determine whether the depression has lifted and whether you are just "catching up". Sleepiness should be looked into if it continues and the depression has lifted. Talk to your doctor.
Dr. Ranji Varghese
Dr. Ranji Varghese
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