For those of you who don't know me, I'm Savas, the CL of the Cat Forum (Rumours of my lack of sanity are GREATLY exageratted!!). ;->
My question for y'all is this;
Has anyone heard of a form of morning depression? I'm not talking about "not being a morning person", I'm talking about waking up in a state of bleak or crushing despair, only to have it go away after a half hour or so.
I haven't heard of anyone only suffering from depression in the morning, but I can see how it would be possible.
I think it's safe to say that for most of us, "depression sufferers," that the morning is the worst part of the day for us. In my case I ALWAYS wake up exausted and feeling like garbage. It takes me a full three hours just to shake off the morning. No matter how much or how good my sleep was the night before, I always wake in a fog of dread and exaustion.
Well, I'm usually a high energy, somewhat manic person. I wonder if it's connected to some sort of sleep disorder.
When it does happen, it only lasts about a half hour at most. Heck, all I need to do is get the will together to boot the computer up and after five minutes of watching "Funny Cat Slideshows" it usually passes.
I wouldn't really give it too much thought but it drives my wife absolutely insane.
Obviously she feels I'm impossible to be around when it happens, and we've both come to the conclusion it's best not to even speak to me at those times.
I've never heard of a short term depression the only occurs in the morning after awakening, although I guess it could be possible, but if it goes away after 30 minutes or so, I don't think it's anything you need to be overly concerned with. Just enjoy the rest of the day.
It's probably connected to a sleep disorder. From what my wife tells me (and i can sometimes recall) i get terrible nightmares. Which is probably why I only sleep around four hours a night.
Waking up feeling like there's no point to anything...ugh.
Ah well. At least it's only in the mornings. Being depressed all day.. I don't envy any of you that.
I will now nom some cakes in support of all of you having a cheerier day. :)
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