Sleep Disorders and Depression

Sleep-Disorders-and-DepressionHere at Millennium Sleep Lab our focus is on helping individuals recognize and treat sleep disorders. Although our focus is on treatment the first step in any treatment program is recognizing there is a problem. If we can bring more awareness to sleep related health issues we can treat some of the symptoms before further harm is done before they lead to significant health risks.

  1. Feeling down?

Get checked out. Visit www.mentalhealthscreening.org.

  1. Help yourself

If you have suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline immediately at 800-273-TALK.

  1. Open up

The sooner you seek treatment — talk therapy and/or medications — the better.

  1. SLEEP BETTER

Treat problems such as insomnia or sleep apnea to help ease symptoms. If you suspect you have a sleep disorder, visit a primary care physician, mental health professional, or Contact Us for more information on sleep testing.

  1. Call in

Try therapy by phone when you can’t meet in person.

  1. Eat well

A quality diet rich in veggies, fruits, whole grains, and fish may help fight depression.

  1. Monitor your mood

Download the WhatsMyM3 app for iPhone or Android.

  1. Find a resource

Visit WebMD’s Depression Center for comprehensive info and the latest news.

  1. Walk away

Depression can cloud your judgment. Take a deep breath, and make big decisions when you start to feel better.

  1. Watch out

Depression can return, so make sure you stay in contact with your doctor.


Sources:

WebMD webmd.com/balance/features/october-depression-awareness-month

Web MD www.webmd.com/depression/depression-tv/