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How falling asleep in front of the TV can make you depressedů
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:07 EST, 2 September 2013 | Diana Pilkington

Posted on 09/03/2013 9:21:06 AM PDT by Olog-hai

More of us than ever are feeling blue. Prescriptions for antidepressants have topped 50 million a year for the first time, according to recent figures by the Health & Social Care Information Center. But in addition to the well-known triggers for depression—such as stress, money and relationship worries—there are some more surprising reasons you might be feeling low…

If you’ve cut down on burgers for health reasons, a lack of iron could be making you gloomy. This key nutrient is essential for the formation of hemoglobin, which is present is red blood cells and transports oxygen around the body. …

If you find that the gentle glow of the television helps send you off to sleep, it may be time to think again. Research has suggested sleeping in front of the dim light emitted from TVs and other electronic devices such as computers may affect our mood. …

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Science; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: depression; overindulgence
Full Daily Mail title:
How falling asleep in front of the TV can make you depressed… so can giving up red meat or having too much sex—the unlikely triggers for unexplained bouts of the blues
As far as post-sex blues goes, it appears more common among women, and the researchers believe that the amygdala becoming more active after sex may be one cause.
1 posted on 09/03/2013 9:21:07 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

This happens to me every time when Obama is on blathering away.


2 posted on 09/03/2013 9:22:33 AM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Olog-hai

So what does falling asleep in front of Free Republic do to a person?


3 posted on 09/03/2013 9:26:11 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

It’s quite refreshing, actually.


4 posted on 09/03/2013 9:28:11 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: null and void

Falling asleep in front of the TV or getting stabbed in the back by your loved one. Either one can cause it. I don’t recommend either!


5 posted on 09/03/2013 9:45:24 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (Don 't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference)
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To: Morgana
So what does falling asleep in front of Free Republic do to a person?

It gives one a bad case of Quertitis.

6 posted on 09/03/2013 9:46:09 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: IYAS9YAS

Sorry, that should be Quertytis.


7 posted on 09/03/2013 9:46:42 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: Olog-hai

I only find it depressing during a free trial of Cinemax if I doze off during a movie only to be awakened by the monkey-love noises of bad porn around 2 AM.


8 posted on 09/03/2013 10:08:39 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: IYAS9YAS

That’s when your nose hits the keyboard and you post a bunch of garble?


9 posted on 09/03/2013 10:17:38 AM PDT by Tax-chick (One drink away from telling everyone what I really think.)
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To: Tax-chick
That’s when your nose hits the keyboard and you post a bunch of garble?

Ayup.

10 posted on 09/03/2013 10:28:16 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: Olog-hai

11 posted on 09/03/2013 10:43:21 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Olog-hai

No, the tv is white noise. What causes moodiness is the dogs waking me up EVERY morning at 3 am and at 5 am wanting out when the rest of the household is still up.


12 posted on 09/03/2013 11:00:15 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Olog-hai
How falling asleep in front of the TV can make you depressed…

So what! I'm depressed (and extremely pissed off) every day I wake up and the kenyan/indonesian commie is still infesting the white hut and the good for nothing a**holes in congress are still the same!

13 posted on 09/03/2013 11:05:27 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (For congress, it's not the principle of the thing, it's the money.)
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