Sleep Important for Recovery in Comorbid Depression, Insomnia
Patients with comorbid depression and insomnia who sleep at least 7 hours nightly are more likely to benefit from cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI) and achieve depression remission, preliminary results from the Treatment of Insomnia and Depression (TRIAD) Study show. Sleeping 7 hours or more nightly before starting treatment increased the chances of achieving both depression and insomnia remission
@kinjal More research is needed to determine how best to achieve depression remission in those patients with less than 7 hours of objective sleep prior to starting treatment. It's important to remember that sleep comes from our brain and so does our mood and emotional regulation and irritability. So if one part of it isn't quite doing what it's supposed to be doing, it certainly can throw the other part off too.