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Signs of Depression


Updated June 15, 2014

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Sleep Problems
John lies awake for hours before finally getting to sleep. Andy has trouble falling asleep, then wakes a few hours later and remains awake for two or three hours before finally getting back to sleep. And Lorna sleeps 12 hours at night, and then takes a three-hour or more nap in the afternoon. Only Tina doesn't have any problems with her sleep.

Insomnia - difficulty sleeping - is common during depression, as is hypersomnia, which is what's happening to Lorna.

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