Healthline.com just posted a piece on 'Depression at night', offering advice on how to cope with this disorder that may reflect in all other parts of your day.\r\n\r\n<a href="https:\/\/www.psychiatry.org\/patients-families\/depression\/what-is-depression">By definition,<\/a> depression is a mood disorder accompanied by emotional and physical symptoms that interfere with your daily life. It\u2019s estimated that million of adults experienced depression in the past year alone.\r\n\r\nEveryone experiences depression differently. Some see significant increases in their depression symptoms at night, whether extra symptoms, or severe ones.\r\n\r\nNight time depression can also create or worsen insomnia, by keeping you awake longer or making it more difficult to fall asleep.\r\n\r\nFortunately, there are a number of ways you can deal with this disorder that occurs or increases in severity.\r\n\r\nFirst, you should maintain the treatment plan prescribed by your doctor. This includes taking your medications, if you needed at all, even when you feel fine.\r\n\r\nTo manage your night time depression, you may consider trying some of these tips to help improve your symptoms from worsening at night:\r\n\r\n- Unwind at least two hours before bed. This lets your body start to slow down and get ready for sleep. Good sleep is important for overall health and well-being, for depression can cause <a href="https:\/\/see.news\/?s=insomnia">insomnia<\/a>.\r\n\r\n- Keep work and anything stressful outside of the bedroom. This can help to make your sleeping space more calming and positive. Consider making your bedroom a screen-free room if you can.\r\n\r\n- Practice stress-relieving activities. Calming activities that relieve stress like painting or mindful baking can help you cope at night. Yoga and meditation can also help you relieve stress before bed.\r\n\r\n- Avoid bright screens. Try not to look at any bright screens for at least two hours before bed, and dim the lights as much as possible.\r\n\r\n- Limit caffeine intake. Both of these can increase symptoms of depression. Caffeine too late in the day can also disrupt your sleep.