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Why do I feel so depressed at night?

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Last Updated: 07/29/2018 at 12:02am
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August 30th, 2016 3:46pm
We often feel most depressed at night because we are physically and emotionally drained from the day. There's also the factor of us having so much time to think about things in life which causes us to have a lower mood
September 4th, 2016 9:16am
Night is the most peaceful time of the day. It is dark, quiet and mostly you are alone because everyone around you are sleeping soundly yet you are there, stuck between the silence that is choking you. Nights are usually the time of the day where you and your own thoughts are dangerous. Loneliness is what may keep you awake and lonely at night, since 7 cups has international listeners, there are people who are awake even at 4am in your clock. 7 cups listeners are always here for you whenever you feel depressed at night, we will make sure you feel less lonely during this time of the day.
October 10th, 2016 7:23pm
At night you are doing less engaging activities and therefore are left to think in your own mind more. This means that your brain can overthink, and therefore get you in a bad mood. There may be a certain trigger at night that gets you feeling depressed and looking into that may give you a better insight to your depressed feeling
January 5th, 2017 3:33am
At night I am left completely alone with my thoughts. Thoughts of how I am not good enough, or don't take enough chances. These thoughts lead me to feel like I am not worthy of being alive, because I am not taking chances and making the most of my life. Then when I wake up I feel OK again, but as the sun goes down those thoughts come creeping into my mind once again.
April 25th, 2017 9:14am
At night, people generally feel more lonely especially if they're on their own. You're also alone with your mind at night, which leaves plenty of room for worrying, self reflection, thinking over the day, the future and life in general. This can often lead to depressing thoughts
September 19th, 2017 4:37pm
I think its because in night when we are alone and the world get suddenly so calm around us we have the time to think and overthink everything and that is the major reason why in night we feel more depressed
December 7th, 2017 7:10pm
I guess at night you are just left alone with your own thoughts and you overthink about situations that had happened,mostly sad phases you went through. Or maybe you just stop pretending that you're fine and realize that this are you real emotions at this time. I hope you feel betterđź’ž
December 20th, 2017 12:02am
Well, at night we are alone with our thoughts and feelings. There is no distraction from it. You’ll find that a majority of of your friends and/or family are asleep so you’re left to your own devices whereas during the day you are surrounded by people, you may have work or school to keep you distracted.
May 30th, 2018 12:56am
my problem is the same. i tend to sleep all day and watch films when i wake up since i lost my job few months back. when it becomes around 10pm i start getting anxiety and depression i cant focus on anything at all and there is no one really to speak to as friends and family are all in there bed for work. i feel really lonley and unsafe.
June 4th, 2018 8:47am
I think it depends on you. For many people it gets better with time and for many people it gets worse or it stays the same. Everyone is different and you should never be ashamed to seek help from doctor's or somebody who have gone through it, if you need it.
July 2nd, 2018 6:55am
In the night depression may be different reason,we used to think or revise what was happened in the whole day it may ause depression.mostly worrying in the sleeping time will affect our health.try to avoid using mobile or laptop in the bed.listen good music,have diet food,go for a walk and sleep with out thinking past,and will avoid depression at night