As many as a third of American male adults – according to research culled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – aren’t getting enough sleep on a regular basis…and that’s an alarming statistic when you break it down. There are a myriad of possible factors at play here with regard to why someone could be struggling to sleep peacefully, the more common reasons having to do with mental health issues or poor “sleep hygiene.”
One of the more common and pronounced symptoms of people suffering from depression is erratic sleeping patterns. In its simplest terms, people manifesting this symptom either sleep too little or sleep too much. Irregular sleeping patterns can directly affect our mood and disposition, exacerbating any signs of depression.