Does Insomnia Cause Depression?

Is there a link between insomnia and depression? The relationship seems to pretty clear. Chronic insomnia is often an indicator of ensuing depression. The National Sleep Foundation found that insomnia sufferers “have a 10-fold risk of developing depression compared with those who sleep well.” Studies in New York and Toronto are examining how treating insomnia may resolve depression, or how the two may be resolved simultaneously. For people who are not refreshed by sleep, a pilot study at Stanford University is examining how they may be benefitted by cognitive behavior therapy, or talk therapy focused on instructions establishing regular sleep times and daily schedules.

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