The Sleep-Depression Connection
Barb Carter thought she was just a night owl.
The White Lakes Township resident would go on Facebook game binges at 3 a.m., then couldn't focus during meetings the next day. "Half the time, even when I was awake, I was moving too slow and speaking too slow," Carter recalls. "I just wasn't like a functional adult."
Then in her fifties, Carter had battled with depression since adolescence. But it was only recently that she learned that her depressed moods were linked to her off-kilter internal clock.