Why Does Depression Make You Feel Tired?

Why Does Depression Make You Feel Tired?

People with depression are more likely to experience fatigue, and people with chronic fatigue are more likely to become depressed, creating a cycle that can be hard to break. Potential causes of depression fatigue include sleep problems, diet, stress, and even the medications used to treat depression. Sleep is essential for regenerating the body and replenishing energy. Lack of sleep alone may not cause depression, but it does increase risk and can make existing depression symptoms worse. Even if a person with depression is getting enough sleep, they may not wake up feeling refreshed because the quality of sleep is...

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