How to Cure Depression and Anxiety
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I am the 24-year old lecturer, formal depression sufferer, and now author and publisher of the latest book called “How to Cure Depression and Anxiety“! There were never enough answers out there to the questions we ask on this subject, and that’s why I went out and delved for all of them, and compiled a book showing the reader all the different ways out, in a short-and-sweet, easy to understand fashion! I did this, because I believe that no person on this earth deserves to go through these terrible feelings!
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CHAPTER 5.7 – SLEEPING THE RIGHT WAY
You should also get enough sleep, BUT NOT TOO MUCH! This is a big problem for people who suffer from depression!
You have to make sure beyond anything else that you only sleep as much as you should in every 24-hour cycle. If you are between 5-10 years old, you need 10-11 hours of sleep every night, if you are 10-17 years old, you will need 8.5-9.5 hours of sleep, and if you are an adult from 18 years or older, you need 7-9 hours of sleep. People who are above 40 years of age need less sleep, and this is roughly 6-7 hours of sleep in every 24-hour cycle. Even if a healthy person feels tired during the day, it may be due to many late nights of work, but another reason is too much sleep.
If you sleep too much, even if you are awake in bed, your body creates too much melatonin for your body. This chemical should only be present while you are sleeping. Excess melatonin makes you tired during the time you need to be awake. So yes, there is even concrete scientific evidence that too much sleep will keep you tired during the day.
One of the reasons why a depressed person does not sleep well at night is because of the fact that depression causes your biological clock to go crazy and to function incorrectly.
Sleeping and waking up at the right times, using anti-depressants, and exercising will help your biological clock to realign itself, but you have to use it until your depression is completely gone before you can sleep like a baby at night. While you are on the medication, if you plan your sleeping habits carefully, and stick to the program until your body will automatically use those habits, like in a healthy person, you will enjoy your sleep at night and feel great the next morning.
What are the things you need to do for better sleep at night?
* Well, you have to exercise every day, and try to stay physically active the whole time until you start relaxing for bed. You can do anything from playing Monopoly, to chatting with friends, or using the computer, playing video games, singing to yourself in the bathroom, or even dancing while you are cleaning your house… Whatever you can keep yourself busy with, but do not ever sit still for too long during the day, doing nothing. Go out with friends, go see a movie, or chat, take a swim, or do something else you enjoy.
* If you eat a big meal at night, make sure you finish eating at least 2 hours before bedtime, but one hour should be fine if you eat six small dishes every day.
* Also, avoid caffeine, alcohol, nicotine and any other drugs or depressant products close to bedtime.
* You need to create a sleep-conducive environment that is completely dark, quiet, comfortable, and cool. Sleeping without this tip is not healthy, and this is the reason why getting out of bed is so difficult for some people. If you are not used to it, GET used to it! It is healthier! Your brain needs to do what it wants to do at night, and not be distracted with sounds or flashing lights while you are asleep. This will allow your brain to repair itself for effectively handling the next day’s stress.
If you sleep with the television or radio on, you are increasing your chance of getting a heart attack, high cholesterol, or even diabetes or some other problem somewhere in your life! Do I really need to explain this too? It is not healthy! Talk to your doctor about this.
* Make sure you sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows, and try to make most of your sleep time on your back, as this is the healthiest position for your heart. Sleeping on your sides or chest can be uncomfortable for your lungs and heart, keeping your brain busy stressing. Make sure you are comfortable. It is ok if you turn onto your sides as you sleep. Part of sleeping comfortably also includes going to the toilet before bed, and drinking enough water before bed that you do not become thirsty during bedtime.
* Then you can create a regular relaxing bedtime routine such as soaking in a hot bath, listening to soothing music, doing yoga, praying for someone or reading, meditation on positive thoughts, or even a nice comforting massage, but you should begin with this at least an hour before you go to bed. Do this every night. If you skip a day, you have to start all over again, losing the progress you made with your biological clock. This must become a habit for all of us, but especially for depressed people, for it to become natural and an every-day thing! Do not watch TV right before bedtime. You have to relax your body and mind away from concentrating, an hour before bedtime.
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[Terry: OK, I’ve made a practice of showcasing everyone who “Likes” my blog and not getting into deep debates. However…
I’ve been living with chronic depression for my entire life. Everyone–EVERYONE–of my ancestors has lived with chronic depression. I’ve “cured” depression over and over and over and if you could cure lung cancer this well, I’d be smoking 3 packs a day again tomorrow. I have seen over 10 psychiatrists and psychologists, I’ve spent time in a mental ward (although all the others were quite quick to ask me what I was doing there since I wasn’t crazy,) and I’ve been on regimes of no psychoactive drugs and handfuls of psychoactive drugs (NO, not those drugs–Prozac, Welbutrin, Klonopin, etc.) I have read dozens of books, thousands of articles, used innumerable “can’t fail” techniques, ran 10Ks, lifted weights 3 times a week. etc. etc..,
I still have to deal with depression and anxiety every damn day of my life.
First, a quick and easy explanation of the difference between Depression and “being depressed.”
1. When you wake up in the morning, you don’t have a job, your wife just left with the dishwasher repairman in your car, and when you walk into the kitchen, you trip over your dog lying dead on the linoleum: you’d have to be crazy NOT to be depressed. Fix the problems, get a positive attitude, suck it up, and you won’t be depressed any more. Simple.
2. When you wake up in the morning, you’ve won the lottery, your husband left with his drinking buddy but the dishwasher repairman is not only cuter but makes more money, and your three perfect, straight-A, blonde children have made you breakfast: and you STILL FEEL LOUSY. That’s Chronic Depression.
3. When you’ve gone through an extended trauma, like house-to-house fighting in Ramadi, and you’ve watched three friends die and then you go back and do it again three or four more times: your brain chemistry adjusts to flat-out Chernobyl-level super-emergency levels just to keep you alive. And then you go home in 24 hours and, for some reason, you’re just not the person you used to be (falling flat and then attempting to kill the neighbor’s kid with the firecracker is a good sign), That’s Chronic Depression.
Second, a quick and easy description of therapies: Everything Works. By which I mean, from reading a book to taking a Boot Camp Exercise program to Kirlian Aura Therapy to living in the woods for a couple of decades: they will all work.
For a while.
Even the best therapy–a good psychologist and medication–won’t work forever. Life is long and depression can wait. So you will have to “suck it up” sometimes and just soldier through the bad times. You will have to (as one shrink told me) hold your 4 year old self on your knee and talk to him. You will have to go out and start jogging. And you’ll probably have to change your medication. (By the way, there is no Magic Pill. There are a lot of so-so pills. No pill works for everyone, no pill works forever, and you need to pay attention to your head and ask your psychiatrist to adjust dosage or changes meds until you find another Good Place.)
But, with all this, you will NOT find a cure for depression. Get rid of that creepy husband, dump that horrible job, get a paying job; whatever–all of those things will help you stop being depressed. Depression is just a part of you and you will probably have to deal with it your entire life. Or you can not deal with it and try drinking or doing cocaine or smoking week all day–that does help but it has some horrible side effects. Like your life goes right down the crapper.
Cheer up. It’s a lot better than it used to be when you’d just wear your wedding dress for 40 years and sit in the decaying remains of your wedding dinner (Mrs. Haversham from Dickens). The pills do work. The behavioral therapies do work. Done together, they work a lot better. Finding out how many other people–particularly successful people–have Depression helps a lot.
OK, end of lecture. None of Chris’ ideas seem like they would harm you. Getting more sleep, exercising, positive thinking, whatever–they are all good things. I just get annoyed when someone hangs out a sign saying ‘I can Cure Depression and Anxiety” because they can’t.
You can feel better. You can go about your day and do what you need to do. You can enjoy the wonders of the world and the love of your family.
But you’ll have to keep working at it, trying new things, going back to old cures, asking for help and giving help.
But you can’t be cured.