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Lightbulb Night Depression (Ways to stop) - February 3rd 2011, 07:58 AM

Unsure where to post this, but I've found a way to battle night depression that might help others that I've used the past couple days.

Turn all the lights on, shut the blinds at night.

What does this do?

It creates the image in your brain that it's still daytime. It's 1 AM here and I feel like it's still the afternoon. It's odd going to sleep because of this due to disorientation of the time, but it does beat depression.


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Re: Night Depression (Ways to stop) - February 3rd 2011, 09:10 AM

Oh my god, thank you so much for sharing this. Actually.
I have the WORST night depression and I will fersure be trying this.
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Re: Night Depression (Ways to stop) - February 4th 2011, 03:58 AM

1. Try a Light Snack
2. Create a Bedtime Ritual
3. Avoid Caffeine
4. Dont Use Alcohol to Help You Get to Sleep
5. Restrict Nicotine
   
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Re: Night Depression (Ways to stop) - February 4th 2011, 04:50 AM

I'm sorry that you have to do that, but I'm glad that you found a way to get rid of the depression. I agree it probably is the darkness of night that is causing it so keeping your lights on is a good idea. It must be hard to sleep though. Maybe try taking some melatonin? I'm not sure if it would help at all but just thought I'd throw that out there


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Re: Night Depression (Ways to stop) - February 4th 2011, 12:21 PM

what wxactly is night depression i've had a few questions about this myself recently as well


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Re: Night Depression (Ways to stop) - February 5th 2011, 01:13 AM

I turn off the lights when going to sleep, but all the other hours I keep them on.

Night depression is when depression comes at the onset of night time. It fucking sucks beyond a reason of a doubt because I doubt you have that much control over it (I can have the greatest day ever, yet driving home at night consider driving into oncoming traffic - sorry about what could be triggering, but helps elaborate the point)... it's like... well, it's like being this guy:



Also keep in mind I'm a writer, although Hollywood writer, which is about just as suicidal a career as dentists... we're known for it...


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Re: Night Depression (Ways to stop) - February 5th 2011, 01:22 AM

This is SUCH a good thread.

I literally sleep with the lights on (at the age of eighteen) for this reason. And I keep the lights on all evening. It does help.
It doesn't solve the problem, of course- I think nights will always be significantly more intense for me than days are- but it helps.


   
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