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For lightsleepers who wake at the slightest sound and have

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For lightsleepers who wake at the slightest sound and have no REM (deepest sleep) what would be your advice. Does it relate to anything like depression?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Nancy replied 7 years ago.

One of the neurotransmitters (serotonin) involved in depression is also responsible for sleep. Serotonin levels regulate sleep and when serotonin levels aren't right - a person can't get a good night's sleep or sleeps too much.

Antidepressants regulate serotonin by blocking their absorption.

TO find out which antidepressant would be right for your specific symptoms, you'd want to speak with a psychiatrist - as these kinds of medications are prescribed based on the symptoms you have.

I hope this fully addresses your questions :-)


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