Why do I feel so depressed at night?

161 Answers
Last Updated: 07/29/2018 at 12:02am
1 Tip to Feel Better
United States
Moderated by

Jennifer Grube, LCSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist

I am a celebrant of hope & healing touching the lives of thousands of people as they entrust me with their trauma & triumphs. Won't you walk with me to succeed & achieve?

Top Rated Answers
interestingBerry24
November 20th, 2015 2:10am
Usually that's when you are alone with your thoughts. If you can keep busy or try thinking positive will help.
Anonymous
November 21st, 2015 4:15am
i get very sad at night by over thinking that everyone hates me and it kills me inside to think that its true
insightfulTruth93
November 21st, 2015 5:48pm
A friendly voice told me their name and asked me how I was doing. I wasn’t pressed for any private, identifying details. The phone counselor simply let me talk. I told her I wasn’t suicidal, but I was depressed and was curious what type of support they offered. I have never needed a hotline because of my excellent support network, so I wasn't sure what to say. However, taking the step to reach out to somebody has always improved my mood, so I told the phone counselor that I felt better and hung up. The SPRC didn’t call back. There was no rescue unit outside my door. I simply had a very nice conversation with a supportive phone counselor who was there to help me if I needed it. If I had been suicidal as I have experienced from time to time in the past, I can imagine that having a sincere person to talk to at four in the morning would be a very valuable asset. My support network isn't nocturnal as I am.
Ghuleh
November 22nd, 2015 9:28am
Sometimes you feel 'depressed' at night because you're remembering all the bad things that have happened over the last few days. Instead of doing that, it's better go grab a cup of tea, put on some peaceful music and write about all the good things you've done, and some things you feel you could have done better at.
Anonymous
November 22nd, 2015 11:46am
night is the time we are left alone with our thoughts. sometimes insomnia makes us thinks about they day and somehow we end feeling depressed about the things we could have made better
Emotions05
November 25th, 2015 2:12am
Darkness tends to make someone depressed especially when stressed. It is a hormonal imbalance and so on.
greenJOHN1971
November 25th, 2015 6:10am
Are you feeling anxious? What are you thinking about right now? What's going on in you life right now?
Anonymous
November 26th, 2015 4:34am
Often times people feel worse at night because they are alone and negative thoughts tend to come to mind. During the day there are distractions; TV, radio, homework, friends, family, etc., but at night those things are away or are quiet and depressive thoughts come to mind.
Anonymous
November 29th, 2015 11:29am
It's common, because night is quiet and lonelh sometimes, it gives your demons the chance to be loud. Keep yourself distracted and don't let them get to you
Emilioun114
December 2nd, 2015 7:20pm
Probably because people tend to overthink at night. But most of the time it's not because of nighttime but because of the sadness you have in you.
Anonymous
December 5th, 2015 8:55pm
Night is always darker , and dark makes us feel depressed. Also night the ''monsters'' come and try to attack us but we should never leave them to attack us
TiaJae
December 6th, 2015 12:55pm
Well I've read that the part of the human brain that controls emotions is usually more active at night because you're sleep deprived. This is what I've heard anyway. But it could always be that your home is quiet and dark at night, and this could be making you feel lonely, and therefore more depressed.
glowingPomegranate36
January 15th, 2016 8:09pm
Because you are not distracted by anything else and you are on your own. Your thoughts can flow around in your head, because there is nothing else to think of.
ChairmanKevin
January 22nd, 2016 7:50pm
When I'm alone in bed at night, I have nothing to think about and sometimes my mind wanders off and things about bad things. I think it might be the dark mood the night gives. Either way, it just seems that when I'm alone and have nothing to think about, my mind seems to drift off and think about negative things.
Anonymous
January 23rd, 2016 2:01am
At night people tend to think more about your things and problems because you don't have so much activities. Maybe just read a book or something and try to sleep
Moon79
January 23rd, 2016 9:00am
Depends on diet, lifestyle, situation. If it is a general feeling at night it's most likely being associated with a past experience. Or because you are not happy with your daily accomplishments.
WindMelody
January 23rd, 2016 12:55pm
Cause at night you are alone with yourself and you have time to think about your problems and flawless.
Anonymous
January 24th, 2016 3:15am
You probably feel depressed at night because you have time to think about sad memories. But as you get stronger, you will overcome it.
Anonymous
January 24th, 2016 10:51pm
A lot of times we are busy during the day, it's easier to focus on other things. But once you've completed the days tasks, you have time to think about things.
wonderfulWaterfall86
January 28th, 2016 3:00pm
At night, most of us are laying down in bed, trying to sleep. Your mind races with all these thoughts about past problems or present ones. The darkness just adds to the mood of sadness
peacefulSoul70
January 29th, 2016 3:17pm
It depends on a lot of thinks long day at work relationship problems kids so when you sleep try to get a good night sleep because
TheFaerie
February 3rd, 2016 2:41am
People tend to get more depressed at night because there are fewer distractions and activities going on and when night time rolls around, you think more.
FindYourStrength01
February 4th, 2016 3:37am
What thoughts go through your mind at night or events occur that enable these depressive tendencies?
havecourage14
February 5th, 2016 12:22pm
refer them to the 1-800-273-8255 or www.suicide.org so that they can get the right kind of help because I might not be able to give them the help they need!
ilovebands88
February 5th, 2016 11:46pm
you feel so depressed at night because you are tired and you cant really think well and you are about to sleep and usually you think a lot before you go to sleep
KristalVargas
February 12th, 2016 12:42am
It could be that not many people are awake at night. It gets lonely when everyone is asleep. It really depends on how the time of night.
Chrxstxnab
February 12th, 2016 5:23am
I'm not able to give advice, but a local therapist will discuss your options to make that feeling go away.
lovelyGrace43
February 12th, 2016 12:43pm
I don't know. I used to feel that way too. I still do sometimes. I think it might have something to do with being alone. At night usually you would be up alone in your room or wherever and that could have a lot to do with it. Sleeping it off usually helps.
Savannahimber12
March 21st, 2016 9:24am
Generally at night time,youre alone and given a time period to think about anything. The sadness can creep up whenever.
Anonymous
July 25th, 2016 8:43pm
At night it's when we start to overthink about everything we did through the day because we're alone in the darkness of our room, instead of thinking about the negative aspects of the day think about the positive ones, there is always one even if it's a little one