In one way, this seems counter-intuitive. When I’m depressed, I tend to want to sleep too much. The girls get up before dawn (when does the sun come back, anyway??), and I just want to pull the covers over my head and stay there all day.
However, sleep is important for your brain function, and that needs all the help it can get to break this slide into a major funk. Go to bed, and get at least six hours of sleep a night, though eight would be better. If you have a little one who naps, go ahead and take a nap! Get your rest, and you will feel like you have enough energy to make it through the rest of the day.
Sometimes insomnia is an issue with depression. If you are having trouble sleeping (staying asleep or going to sleep in the first place), it can sometimes be a physical imbalance in your body. Coral calcium is helpful with restoring this balance, and has been shown to help with sleep issues. I give some to my girls every night (and will be taking it regularly myself, since I’m trying to do the things that are good for me).
My oldest daughter had lots of trouble with night terrors and I started giving her coral every night on the advice of a Master Herbalist. When my daughter takes it regularly, she does not have any trouble with nightmares. She does not fear bedtime anymore, and dubbed the coral her “Dream Powder”. I mix it in chocolate almond milk, and both girls drink it right down. I have a high-quality formula available at The Shop @ PBi, if you need a good source. If you don’t like the chalky texture in your drink, it is available in capsule form, with some extra ingredients. This blend is called Fortify, and I like the capsules better myself.
Whatever you do, don’t let yourself get worn down and wiped out. Fatigue will just help that funk get rolling!