American’s are notoriously sleep deprived which causes many short-term effects. Sleep deprivation undermines concentration and reaction time and often makes us irritable and less productive. When issues become chronic, there can be some significant long-term effects. Routinely failing to get adequate sleep has a cumulative effect on brain functioning and elevates the risk of developing depression.

On the other side of this equation, it is well known that those with depression are more likely to experience insomnia or other sleep disorders. As a result of this, researchers have gone back and forth on the complex relationship between sleep loss and depression. One thing that we do know is that this is a vicious cycle where the overlap can be difficult to parse out and determine which leads to which.

When it comes to sleep cycles there are two major categories that a normal sleeper progresses through. The first consists of four stages of increasingly deep sleep. During this time the body temperature drops, muscles relax and heart rate and breathing slow down. The deepest stage produces physiological changes to boost immune function. The other category is called REM (rapid eye movement). During this cycle, enhancements in learning and memory occur as well as contributions to emotional health.

When suffering from depression, the treatment of this condition becomes important to help alleviate the sleep disorders that most likely accompany it. Traditional antidepressants can take a long time to work and can actually lead to more sleep issues as one of the side effects.

Ketamine, on the other hand, can ease depression symptoms in just a few hours and patients usually respond to ketamine within one to three infusions and can achieve dramatic relief of symptoms for prolonged periods of time. By using ketamine, not only will depression symptoms lessen quickly, sleep issues will most likely improve, breaking this vicious cycle.

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