Why am I so depressed when I'm tired?

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  1. techap profile image61
    techapposted 11 years ago

    Why am I so depressed when I'm tired?

    I just came back from college and I feel tired which makes me really depressed and angry and I just want to know what that means.

  2. profile image0
    Sarra Garrettposted 11 years ago

    Your body is telling you that you need rest and relaxation.  Do something that makes you happy.

  3. velzipmur profile image80
    velzipmurposted 11 years ago

    I think the problem is that you are depressed therefore you are tired. Sometimes you don't realize you are depressed. I have had some problems with depression and when I am depressed I feel the need to sleep. I have always looked at it as an escape. When you are sleeping you don't have to deal with what is depressing you. I recommend that you see your family doctor and talk to them about it. I hope you feel better soon.

  4. Lorie Hill profile image59
    Lorie Hillposted 11 years ago

    Your body is fatigued and needs rest. Depressed people tend to sleep longer when they are depressed than when they are not depressed.  You are most likely stressed about grades and other life happenings.  You need to see the positives around you and focus on them.  Practice telling yourself 5 positive things about yourself daily.  Add to the list as time goes on.  You will start to feel better a little at a time.  Adequate rest while in college is very important and grossly overlooked by the student.  If you ever catch yourself reading the same paragraph five times and you still don't know what it said then you might want to rest because your brain can't absorb it when you are that tired.  Wake up refreshed and try to cram in the morning if you have to.
    As far as the anger is concerned most people tend to get grouchy when they are tired it is part of our circadian rhythm.  You are angry because you want to be asleep and your not.  Some of it probably comes from built up fatigue over time.  The best advice I have for that is to focus only on the things that you can do something about.  If you can't do anything about then do not let it take up precious space in your brain because you have a degree to get and that is much more important than the thought you were having.  I hope this helps and if you have any other questions or comments please feel free to ask

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    Kena Bladelposted 11 years ago

    You need God, think with me. Do have a nice diet? Do you sleep at least 7 to 8 hours? You take care of your hygiene, of course. Do you like your job or are glad with course that you choose and completed? Do you walk everyday or exercise a little bit? If everything is nice, than that's a spiritual problem, because's it's not normal you feel tired. This is not a physical problem, the majority says it is, but from what i saw, it's not. http://www.uckg.org/uk/?page_id=10 or 020 7686 6000(uk) or  1-888-332-4141(us) or info@universal.org and watch this testimony: http://www.uckg.org/uk/?p=48305

    Please see this, it's for free. I had depression too and when i went there, it disappeared. God bless you and give Him a chance, no religion, no crap, just victory and success.

  6. cat on a soapbox profile image94
    cat on a soapboxposted 11 years ago

    You didn't mention where you go to school, so I don't know if there is a significant change of weather or jet lag involved. I agree that you may just need to chill and catch up on your sleep. Once you do, make yourself get out and get busy to stimulate your senses and exercise your body. Too much sleep can actually feed the depression. Those of us who thrive on filling each day w/ activity and stimulation often ignore the normal need for downtime and find it depressing. Look at it from a more positive perspective of recharging your energy for more adventure and allow yourself that deep restful sleep. smile

  7. artist101 profile image62
    artist101posted 11 years ago


    College equals stress, as any student will tell you. Most refer to it as burn out, or running on empty.
    While away at college you probably pulled all nighters, didn't get adequate sleep, and ate pizza, and junk.
    The body can only take so much, until it says, enough.
    Take the time to rest, increase your intake of good whole foods, and replenish needed nutrients, as well as water intake. (probably been going on caffiene for a while right?) dehydration causes fatigue.
    The best supplement for stress, and fatigue is the B complex vitamins. They supply needed energy, and the ability to utilize nutrients, and feed the body.http://artist101.hubpages.com/hub/The-Benefits-of-the-B-Vitamins-For-More-Than-Just-Stress
    They are a necessary co factor in utilizing tryptophan, and producing serotonin.
    For depression increase tryptophan containing foods, such as turkey, dairy, nut butters, and whole grains. It can also be taken in supplement form.
    St johns wart is also a good herbal supplement in the treatment of depression.http://www.amazon.com/Natures-Way-Johns-Wort-Capsules/dp/B00016AICS/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1363108769&sr=1-1&keywords=st+johns+wort Do not combine with tryptophan, or with any other anti depressant.
    If the depression, and fatigue do not subside within a reasonable amount of time, a check up might be in order, as it can be a symptom of something else.
    My guess is your just running on empty.
    http://artist101.hubpages.com/hub/Saint … e-Disorder

  8. kwade tweeling profile image80
    kwade tweelingposted 11 years ago

    I don't know enough about you, or your situation to give you anything certain. I will however state, there are a lot of good possibilities that people have offered already. Give it some time and thought, if you haven't figured it out already, but don't stress on it. Stressing out about it often makes such things worse.

    Sometimes problems feed into each other. So if depression kicked in, then you got tired, or vice versa it can be hard to tell the difference.

    Whatever the case, good luck dealing with it.

  9. Express10 profile image86
    Express10posted 11 years ago

    There is a connection between the body and mind. Perhaps your body never actually adjusted to the different schedule or routine, perhaps you are simply tired and possibly stressed from preparing to leave college and all this entails. Another note is that when we exhaust ourselves mentally, we can feel drained physically as well.

  10. ladybluewriter profile image65
    ladybluewriterposted 11 years ago

    Depression comes in many forms. Some come from medications people must take. The side effects can cause depression. Another thing is body chemistry. Some people are deficient in some chemicals that is normal to a regular human body. My own mother came in that category. That can be balanced by medications. Then there are those in college who push themselves everyday to make the grade to live up to expectations for the hope of one day having a college degree. That is pressure and it can cause Depression. Many people also do not know how to unwind or find an outsource for changing negatives into positives like going fishing, going to a movie, reading a good book, an outing, or a spoil you experience.  I like what one said about putting God in your life, because sometimes we have a lot of negative things and to know you are not alone in this world no matter where you are is important. Sometimes that gives us a hope, when there seems to be none. So cheer up and make changes in your life toward the positive experiences.

  11. ii3rittles profile image83
    ii3rittlesposted 11 years ago

    Physically, it could be a vitamin deficiency. Depression is often caused by vitamin D3 deficiencies which effects an estimated 70% to 80% of the US population. Get some more sunshine! If you live where it is cold, get yourself a good D3 supplement.
    Spiritually, you could be empty or run down. Relax, breath & let your heart guide you to where it longs to be.

  12. Diana Lee profile image80
    Diana Leeposted 11 years ago

    Rest up and relax and try to go with the flow a week or so.  If it doesn't get better, see your doctor.  There could be a medical problem. Hormones or something lacking in your system can cause all kinds of trouble.  I hope it doesn't last long.  I can relate to being tired.

  13. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 11 years ago

    yeah, i agree with the others. Your body and mind are tired, exhausted. You need a good rest. Sleep until you feel fresh when you are awake. East lots of fruits and vege to boost your body immune system. Relax by going to the beach and scream to the waves if you feel like doing it.

  14. nanderson500 profile image80
    nanderson500posted 11 years ago

    I think it's really common to feel depressed and tired at the same time. Personally, the more energy I have, the better my mood becomes.

  15. JPPhilips profile image65
    JPPhilipsposted 11 years ago

    You have no energy to do anything. Even being with people is exhausting to you., i you will allow your body time to rest you will feel so much better.

  16. sarahmoose profile image65
    sarahmooseposted 11 years ago

    If you are tired, there are increased serotonin levels in the brain (the chemical designed to induce sleep). This is a neurotransmitter that is released between synapses to pass on neural signals. If there is an excess (which is likely if you are tired), then there is a chance some will be reabsorbed by the membrane that released them. This can cause depression and anxiety, which is usually treated by a type of drug called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It may be worth seeing a doctor, if increased sleep and a healthy diet doesn't help.

    1. Lorie Hill profile image59
      Lorie Hillposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I can completely agree with her.  Those things are true and important.


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