Depression state is most common in today’s generation. It is the mental instability that directly interferes with disturbed cycles of sleep. According to the recent study, sleep deprivation might assist to pleasure the recovery of depression state but would it be recommended by doctors? And how effective it would be?
Researchers have referred 2000 studies on the similar topic and among that, 66 studies gave a positive result of how sleep deprivation can help you to recover from depression. This is still a very unfair count. “Around 30 percent responded positively that deprivation can be an effective treatment, 54 percent were still under confusion.”
Reduction in the depression rate differs according to the types of depression. Depression can be unipolar or bipolar. Elaine Boland, the lead author of the study says, “Our study showed positive outcomes in case of many people. The study did not reveal how this actually happened nor it exposed how sleep deprivation was carried. But, at the end what matters is the optimistic comeback.”
Initially, the results were not auspicious because there were many other treatments that healthily competed with this type of treatment. Antidepressants are not much effective as compared to placebo and they can sometimes work well only after prescribing it multiple times over a period of months.
Other treatments such as talk therapy and meditation have also found to be operative in all terms. Researchers are still trying harder to find the link between sleep deprivation and depression treatment. The authentic cause is still not exposed but it might be effective when the therapy reorganizes the circadian rhythm of brain or else it directly interferes with the brain cells that cause depression.
Still, more research has to be conducted. So, at this point in time, it’s really unfair to suggest a person go with a sleepless night. What’s the mechanism? How it really works? How would it affect your health? There are much more set of questions that have to be answered before it’s been declared as a therapy.