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Sleep problems are a symptoms of depression, so if you treat the depression, the sleep problems with likely go away.
To be treated for dperession, you'll want to have an evaluation by a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist will ask you questions about your sleeping, eating, and mood and may prescribe a medication if he/she diagnoses depression.
Take the medication as prescribed, seeing the doctor when recommended and you will see all of the depressin symptoms lift, most likely, within 2-8 weeks.
I hope this information helps :-)
Thanks for writing back.
You certainly don't have to take medication -- you can see a psychologist for talk therapy. You can also try the home remedies, like warm milk, but if that does's work, you may still want that evaluation from a Psychiatrist.
Sleep is regulated by serotonin; a neurotransmitter. Sleep issues are a symptom of depression -- so keep that in mind if nothing else works.
Other sleep issue remedies include keeping your bedroom cooler - rather than warmer, making sure it is very dark, using white noise to block out other sounds, don't be in your room except for sleep, using relaxation tapes, using over the counter sleep aids, using cool mist or a humidifier, don't eat or drink anything for at least 60 minutes before bedtime, reading to relax before bed, no alcohol and no smoking.
In what city do you want to see someone?
Their site has a ton of information -- these are highly trained, really good therapists. You should have no trouble getting in to see someone soon.
I hope this helps!!!