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Is depression linked to oversleeping?

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Although insomnia is more commonly linked to depression than oversleeping is, roughly 15% of people with depression sleep too much. This may in turn make their depression worse. That's because regular sleep habits are important to the recovery process.

SOURCES:

WebMD Medical News: "Sleep Habits Linked to Diabetes, Death."

WebMD Medical News: "Watch Your Sleep, Watch Your Weight."

WebMD Migraines & Headaches Health Center: "Prevention."

National Sleep Foundation: "The Ill Effects of Too Much Sleep."

National Sleep Foundation: "How much sleep do we really need?"

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 15, 2020

SOURCES:

WebMD Medical News: "Sleep Habits Linked to Diabetes, Death."

WebMD Medical News: "Watch Your Sleep, Watch Your Weight."

WebMD Migraines & Headaches Health Center: "Prevention."

National Sleep Foundation: "The Ill Effects of Too Much Sleep."

National Sleep Foundation: "How much sleep do we really need?"

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 15, 2020

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