Sleeping problems may predict future depression risk in older men

07/30/2013 |

Older men who said they have problems sleeping were about 1.5 times more likely to have depressive symptoms after an average of 3.4 years, according to a study in the journal Sleep. Risk of depression was also higher in men who took a longer time to fall asleep, woke up more frequently during the night or spent more time awake during nighttime sleep disturbances. However, the link between self-reported sleep and depression disappears when researchers considered the participants' depressive symptoms at the beginning of the study.

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