A study from the University of Illinois at Chicago found that students who had to do their homework were more likely to have depression than those who just did it on their own. What is even more interesting is that the students who did the homework were less likely to be depressed, but did have lower grades overall.
The reason this is even a good reason for doing homework is that many of the things that cause depression, such as poor sleep, can be addressed through homework. As a college student I know that this is true personally because I worked for one of the study groups in my class. There were a lot of depressed students who had no idea what the study group was doing, but they’d do their homework nonetheless.
The same thing is true for people who have poor sleep. I know students who work from 9 to 7 every day. They don’t have time to do homework at night. So we should be making it less likely that low quality sleep is causing depression.
The other thing that’s common is the inability to concentrate. People who are good at school work harder than people who are poor at school. The same goes for homework. A person who works on it a lot has better chances of getting it right. I’m not saying that having a poor quality sleep is causing depression, but it’s probably making it more likely that you’ll end up in a depressive state.
We don’t have a lot of good evidence of this. I think the most convincing thing researchers have found is that people who are depressed are more likely to have poor sleep.
I think the strongest link between sleep and depression is that both people with depression and those with sleeping problems are more likely to get depressed. Because both sleep and depression are mood disorders, it’s plausible that sleep problems and depression are closely related.
I think the most convincing evidence of this is the link between poor sleep and depression. Sleep problems are the number two reason for depression, so if those sleep problems are due to depression, then surely poor sleep could explain why people are depressed.
Sleep is often the first thing we consider when someone feels depressed. So if sleep is the cause, why not treat it? It’s a common belief that sleep problems like insomnia and sleep apnea are not real and they cause depression. But in fact, poor sleep is a real problem. I’m not going to go into any more detail about this in this blog, but if you’re depressed and you can’t sleep, you’re pretty much screwed.
Depression is a real problem. Not just because you feel down or out of it. Depression can also affect people’s ability to function at their best. Depression can happen because of lack of sleep, lack of the ability to focus and think, or because of a combination of these. We can help prevent depression by keeping our minds and bodies healthy.
A lot of people feel down and out of it. Depression can affect most aspects of our lives. We as humans are naturally attuned to certain sounds, tastes, smells, and other physical stimuli. In the same way, I feel depressed because I don’t feel like I’m doing much of these things. I feel like I’m on autopilot. I don’t feel like I can do anything. I feel like I’m a zombie.