What’s That Antidepressant Doing to Your Sleep?

Antidepressants are the third most commonly taken medication in the United States today, prescribed for depression and health problems such as insomnia, pain, anxiety, headaches, and digestive disorders. Most—but not all—antidepressants tend to suppress and/or delay REM sleep (the stage associated with dreaming). This can be helpful for people with depression. It’s not necessarily helpful for people with insomnia—or for […]

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