I can’t get enough Sleep
There is no excuse I can’t Sleep. Often given by teens suffering from despair. I’m just tired all the time even if sleep. Indeed high-stress school systems are reason to be fatigue. Young adults today more than ever before are over-scheduled and over worked. A lot of pressure is being put on them to perform. Well, and a lot of talk about their futures is thrown at them. Left them wondering about a lot of stuff.
Just Tired all the time can’t Sleep.
Indeed, it seems reasonable that they be weary after such long and stressful weeks. Their bodies are going through significant changes that affect how they approach problems. Sleep really can make a huge difference as their brains grow and develop. We forget sometimes that they are going through these incredible psychological changes. Which can really have an affect on how they approach stressed.
Not enough rest!
Being tired is one of the key indicators of depressive disorder. When you are in the slump, your body cannot produce the endorphins necessary to get you through the day. It has a harder day pumping adrenaline, which also helps you maintain busy schedules. You will feel bleary eye much more often, and you will need more sleep.
Sleepy most days.
Sometimes it seems like the best way to escape from a world you just aren’t really enjoying anymore. While you’re asleep, your dreams can take you far away from the melancholy you feel on a daily basis. While you’re asleep, you can escape all of the problems that feel inescapable when you’re awake.
But saying, “I’m just tired,” as a teenager, is just not enough to combat mental illness. Your mental states require a lot of work. And it’s definitely not always easy. But going to sleep is probably the biggest secrets. Giving into the fight against depression By going to sleep, you simply extend the melancholy. When you wake up. Rather than finding ways to fight the problem, you extend it.
Resting too much.
So what should you do? Well, certainly, again, sleeping is important for teenagers. But it is also really important to get out. Go on a hike on the weekends. Enjoy the sunshine. Go for walks. Get yourself out and try as best as you can to do fun, active things in your off hours. Spend time with people you love. And talk about your feelings with a trusted adult. This way, you are not avoiding the problem but actively trying to solve it.
And for parents, if your son or daughter is saying: “I’m just tired,” too frequently, ask him or her what the problem is. Recognize that there is a problem, and work together to solve it. Because teenage depression cannot be ignored.
Teens do have a lot of pressure these days. To get money for college, they have to be smart and involved in activities.
I agree quite often tiredness is often mistaken for laziness when in reality it can be a sign of something worse like depression!
Something to keep in mind! My son is still quite young so I will definitely watch out for stuff like this.
My cousin and I just had a similar discussion yesterday, as we find a history in our family of secrecy that causes generational depression and abusive behavior to repeat in a cyclical fashion. Since the excuse of not talking can go hidden behind “I’m just tired,” or “I just don’t feel well today”, it seems that spending quality time, pushing past the surface banter and sharing our own histories and family history with all generations is imperative. This is a great post.
Elizabeth Towns, Thanks and welcome! Yes, we need to keep taking about teenage depression. Often times teens may say I am just tired and parents think it’s a phase. Hopeful by talking more we can exposed the secret and get these kids help.
Great post on teenage depression. My son was having episodes of being tired and I took him to the doctor. He was going through some depression and it was addressed. 20 years later and he hasn’t had any depression since.
Terri Beavers, Glad that you caught depression in early stage and your son is ok. More parents need to address teenage depression signs!
Great info and so true. Depression has many symptoms and it’s great to always be alert to them in yourself, your family, and friends!
I have battled depression since I was a kid and have used the phrase “I’m just tired” more times than I can remember. It is definitely very important to recognize when your children are depressed so that you can get them the help they need. I had horrible depression for years before my parents took me to get help. It makes a world of difference.
Jen R, Thanks for sharing your story so many time parent overlook this simple sign. Because to be honest school is draining. I am Just Tired is so over used by teens that its overlook or not taken serious.
Thanks for this post and raising awareness, teenage years can be difficult for parent and child relationship!
This is a very sad and true statement. I think with all the pressures nowadays that depression is a far greater illness than we give it credit for!
I like this post.It is definitely very important to recognize when your children are depressed so that you can get them the help they need.
I agree. Sometimes they use it an excuse to not talk to you about what they’re going through. It’s important to sit them down and ask them what’s up.
This is such a great post, depression is a really serious thing that people should now have to go through.
Great post! This would be very helpful for parents of teenagers. We should be well aware of these signs that are connected with teen depression.
Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey, This is so true sometime we overlook the obvious signs our child is depressed because he is laughing and playing with us.
I never linked tiredness with depression but this has helped me understand how that can be related to each other
Michelle, Only a Psychiatrist will be able to determine if the teen is depressed. Tiredness is one of the symptom but does not mean the child is depress. Hope I made sense.
Sometimes they are really just tired and it is up to discerning parents to know when it is just a cover up for something else. The important starting point is to have a relationship with your children that would make it that much easier for them to confide/share with you.
Claudette, Yes this is true …they are just tired due to a lot of activities or daily school challenges. Being tired does not mean the child is depressed. It’s a combination of other symptoms thank you for your support.
I have used that “I’m just tired” phrase so often I cannot even remember when I started. Right now, I get so overwhelmed with all my responsibilities (at work and at home) that I use that as an excuse just so I can have alone time to sort things out.
Teens are just too young to be depressed. Good thing there are lots of help for them.
Rizza, yes teens maybe “just too young” to be Depressed. But Depression does not have an age limits it affect us all. Thanks for your support.
We should really be mindful of our teens’ behaviors. I never would have thought of of this as a sign of depression.
MyTeenGuide, Mindful yes, this is true. Just tired is one not all of the signs and it does not mean your child is depressed. Only a Licensed Practitioner or Psychiatrist can made that determination.
A great information for us parents. Thanks for sharing this crucial fact and info.
This is really helpful for parents like me. I understand now how teen comes with their problems. Thanks for the tip.
Wonderful article! I think it’s crazy how much pressure kids have these days. It’s important to watch your kids for signs of depression and get them the help they need.
Depression is something you don’t take lightly. Especially when you notice that your children are depressed.
I was diagnosed with depression in my teens and this was one of my biggest symptoms. My mom noticed it first and took me to the doctor. I’m glad she did!
Wow, your mom was on top of it. Got you treatment early. I am glad you ok spread the news to others who maybe struggling with depression.
Good to know. I don’t have teens yet but I’ll be sure to pass this information along to moms I know who have teenagers.
When I was taking anti-depressants as a teen so many adults were surprised and just said I was over reacting. It’s important for adults and doctors to be on top of the health of teens and listen to them, even the things they may not be saying.
Ashleigh, Its easy to overlook symptoms of depression. When teen said I am just tired it seem normal. Parent may think it’s overreacting on the child part. Glad that you got the help you need.
This made me so sad – but hopeful that readers will see what you said, and take it seriously to help teens!
Being a teenager is tough! It’s hard to know the difference between normal teenage stuff and a bigger issue.
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. And broadening my awareness about depression.
Depression is hard. When I was a teen, I suffered with depression until I could find a way out of my situation. Some days I wanted to be left alone and other days I was angry and lash out at people. Since I experienced it myself, I know what signs to look for if my kids were to ever experience it.
Victoria Sconion, sometime when we experience depression we are better able to tune into what is going on with out child.
when we moved to dubai we have less outside acitivities. which i notice made my daughter always tired and not that energetic like before
Being aware of daily behavior makes it easier to identify changes that need to be addressed.
A great reminder. Parents should be able to identify any unusual behavior
Great post. I think a lot of people would not associate teenagers with depression when in actual fact their bodies are going through so many changes that really they are just as likely as an adult to get it. Not all teenagers are lazy!
Sure, teenage depression cannot be ignored. There is a solution for it. One big step to solve this is understanding the consequences and doing things that readily put the symptoms away. Lessons can be learned from others who have successful dealt with this condition.
Sleep is a solution but not the only solution. I agree, embracing exercise and outdoor activities will help providing the light that will do away with depressive state!
Sunday William, Sorry you did not understand this blog post. Sleep cannot be a solution to teenage depression it’s a symptom that may indicate something is wrong. No consequences!