Depression in night vs. day 
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 Depression in night vs. day

I tend to be more depressed in the night than day, and more in the
winter than in summer.  I suppose it's just human nature.  Maybe it's
because people tend to be alone during the night.  Perhaps the sun
dispenses something we're not aware of, that makes us feel healthy.

I also hate it when Daylight Savings Time ends (late October) and all
of a sudden it will get dark right at 5pm.  I hate it whether I'm
working or not, don't you?



Fri, 11 Apr 2008 07:30:07 GMT
 Depression in night vs. day

Quote:

> I tend to be more depressed in the night than day, and more in the
> winter than in summer.  I suppose it's just human nature.  Maybe it's
> because people tend to be alone during the night.  Perhaps the sun
> dispenses something we're not aware of, that makes us feel healthy.

> I also hate it when Daylight Savings Time ends (late October) and all
> of a sudden it will get dark right at 5pm.  I hate it whether I'm
> working or not, don't you?

You might find information on Seasonal Affective Disorder useful.
  Here's are a couple of links:
http://www.nmha.org/infoctr/factsheets/27.cfm
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/seasonalaffectivedisorder.html

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Fri, 11 Apr 2008 07:51:04 GMT
 Depression in night vs. day

Quote:
>I tend to be more depressed in the night than day, and more in the
> winter than in summer.  I suppose it's just human nature.

Yes, seasonal depression.  Very common.

Quote:
> Maybe it's
> because people tend to be alone during the night.

More than alone at night.  Winter isolates most of us from each other for
months and months.  Outdoor activities cease.  We get less exercise too.

Quote:
> Perhaps the sun
> dispenses something we're not aware of, that makes us feel healthy.

It's been well documented that sunlight does lots of things, including
increasing the brain serotonin levels which helps us feel better.  As far as
depression goes, winter is easily the hardest time of the year for all of
us.

That also explains why SAD lights are often used, especially in the winter,
to help improve depression symptoms.

Quote:
> I also hate it when Daylight Savings Time ends (late October) and all
> of a sudden it will get dark right at 5pm.  I hate it whether I'm
> working or not, don't you?

Yes, me too.  I go from commuting in the daylight to rarely seeing the sun
during the week.

Winter sucks.

Bruce.



Fri, 11 Apr 2008 08:01:34 GMT
 Depression in night vs. day
I get depressed on Sundays.  I'm not sure if it because it is the day I do
the least activity, or that I'm dredding Monday.


Fri, 11 Apr 2008 08:17:58 GMT
 Depression in night vs. day

Quote:
>I get depressed on Sundays.  I'm not sure if it because it is the day I do
>the least activity, or that I'm dredding Monday.

In my case it's definitely dredding Mondays.  Sunday night is the transition
from the weekend to the work week.

Bruce.



Fri, 11 Apr 2008 08:24:51 GMT
 Depression in night vs. day


Quote:
> I get depressed on Sundays.  I'm not sure if it because it is the day I do
> the least activity, or that I'm dredding Monday.

> people who live in Rochester should be depressed



Fri, 11 Apr 2008 08:57:47 GMT
 Depression in night vs. day

Quote:



> >I tend to be more depressed in the night than day, and more in the
> > winter than in summer.  I suppose it's just human nature.

> Yes, seasonal depression.  Very common.

> > Maybe it's
> > because people tend to be alone during the night.

> More than alone at night.  Winter isolates most of us from each other for
> months and months.  Outdoor activities cease.  We get less exercise too.

> > Perhaps the sun
> > dispenses something we're not aware of, that makes us feel healthy.

> It's been well documented that sunlight does lots of things, including
> increasing the brain serotonin levels which helps us feel better.  As far as
> depression goes, winter is easily the hardest time of the year for all of
> us.

> That also explains why SAD lights are often used, especially in the winter,
> to help improve depression symptoms.

> > I also hate it when Daylight Savings Time ends (late October) and all
> > of a sudden it will get dark right at 5pm.  I hate it whether I'm
> > working or not, don't you?

> Yes, me too.  I go from commuting in the daylight to rarely seeing the sun
> during the week.

> Winter sucks.

> Bruce.

Bruce,
Great post. I know someone that suffers from it and has one of those SAD
lights. She says that it helps a lot. I believe she referred to it as
"Seasonal Effective Disorder" or something like that. The OP might want to
do a google search for Seasonal Effective Disorder"
Jason

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Fri, 11 Apr 2008 08:57:30 GMT
 Depression in night vs. day
I've had this thing a handful of times where I wake up from a nap and
the thought that some day I'll actually be dying seems unbelievably
horrible. Not that I like the thought any other time, but it's on a
whole other level. I don't recall how long it takes for the feeling to
pass, but I don't think it lasts too long. It's never happened in the
morning after a night's sleep. Maybe it's caused by a combination of
the stress of knowing that I shouldn't be sleeping and the lack of
light when my body's use to it, and having no faith that I'll go
painlessly even if I'm under hospital care. Thinking about it normally
just pisses me off, which I'm used to.


Fri, 11 Apr 2008 08:58:17 GMT
 Depression in night vs. day


Quote:



>> I get depressed on Sundays.  I'm not sure if it because it is the day I
>> do
>> the least activity, or that I'm dredding Monday.

>> people who live in Rochester should be depressed

I don't live in Rochester {*filter*} head, that's just my internet provider, I'm
thousands of miles away from there.  Nice try idiot.  Got anything better to
do than to try to analyze a persons IP address?


Fri, 11 Apr 2008 09:11:32 GMT
 Depression in night vs. day
No wonder I don't come here often.  People like Patty - they kill me
with their kindness.


Fri, 11 Apr 2008 09:58:57 GMT
 Depression in night vs. day

Quote:
> Bruce,
> Great post. I know someone that suffers from it and has one of those SAD
> lights. She says that it helps a lot. I believe she referred to it as
> "Seasonal Effective Disorder" or something like that. The OP might want to
> do a google search for Seasonal Effective Disorder"
> Jason

Yep.  I have one of those SAD lights and it seems to be affective during the
darktest parts of the winter.  It sure takes the edge off of suffering in a
pit otherwise.

Bruce.



Fri, 11 Apr 2008 20:52:27 GMT
 Depression in night vs. day
Sometimes I feel like my vision is not as good at night as day.  I
think that's not a medical problem but a mood thing.

I feel worse during the cold than warm weather; again, just human
nature.  But I never thought about it until I was about 30.

Quote:



> >I tend to be more depressed in the night than day, and more in the
> > winter than in summer.  I suppose it's just human nature.

> Yes, seasonal depression.  Very common.

> > Maybe it's
> > because people tend to be alone during the night.

> More than alone at night.  Winter isolates most of us from each other for
> months and months.  Outdoor activities cease.  We get less exercise too.

> > Perhaps the sun
> > dispenses something we're not aware of, that makes us feel healthy.

> It's been well documented that sunlight does lots of things, including
> increasing the brain serotonin levels which helps us feel better.  As far as
> depression goes, winter is easily the hardest time of the year for all of
> us.

> That also explains why SAD lights are often used, especially in the winter,
> to help improve depression symptoms.

> > I also hate it when Daylight Savings Time ends (late October) and all
> > of a sudden it will get dark right at 5pm.  I hate it whether I'm
> > working or not, don't you?

> Yes, me too.  I go from commuting in the daylight to rarely seeing the sun
> during the week.

> Winter sucks.

> Bruce.



Sat, 12 Apr 2008 03:32:14 GMT
 Depression in night vs. day

Quote:
> Sometimes I feel like my vision is not as good at night as day.  I
> think that's not a medical problem but a mood thing.

A mood thing is possible, but it may also be a physical thing.  At night the
light levels are lower and that makes it harder for the eye to focus easily.
Photographically speaking, it has to do with depth of field.  The focusing
part of our eye just has a work harder at low light levels.

Quote:
> I feel worse during the cold than warm weather; again, just human
> nature.  But I never thought about it until I was about 30.

I used to joke that I liked winter more because it was easier to dress up
for the cold than dress down for the heat.  Wearing a jacket is legal but
going {*filter*} isn't. :-)

However, as I've gotten older I'm much more sensitive to the cold, and now I
hate winter with every fiber of my body, both because of the cold and
because of the mood changes.  Just as soon as I'm able, I'm moving to warmer
pastures.

Bruce.



Sat, 12 Apr 2008 06:03:42 GMT
 Depression in night vs. day
I'm sorry you had to read that, I was reacting to an idiot that was
bothering me with his presence.


Quote:
> No wonder I don't come here often.  People like Patty - they kill me
> with their kindness.



Sat, 12 Apr 2008 07:58:27 GMT
 Depression in night vs. day
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