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Hello there and thanks for asking JA. Vybrid is an new antidepressent that has the least amount of side affects yet. I would say that in clinical studies there were less problems with sleep with and other side affects. It is pretty new so it has not been studied as much but it loos promising. It slows down the heart rate so it has a calming affect. Starting in a very low dose and slowly going up will help you avoid any side affects. I see that my clients that start with a low dose do not have any side affects. If you worried about not sleeping well I wonder why your psychiatrist is not giving you some sleep medication like AMbien. It works really well without feeling tired in the morning. I also wonder if you are getting any therapy to help with your depression. Depression is better treated with medication and therapy. I also wonder about your support system because being a working mother is a lot of work. I imagine that you have a lot of stress in your life. Reducing your stress by asking others for help such as you husband to baby sit while to have sometime with your friends can always help. I wonder how you take care of yourself. Most working mothers I know run on empty they do so much for others that they stress themselves out. So do you have a self care routine?