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Photo taken by a woman with long term insomnia and depression.
About this photo: For me, when depression hits, I often feel like day is night and night is day. The depression keeps me down, emotionally and physically, often laying under heavy blankets in darkness barely moving for hours and hours, and then insomnia lifts me up just when I should be going to sleep. It is hard to maintain such a lifestyle when you have a family and a job, and so I end up having to try and medicate myself back to “normal.” Everyone keeps telling me to exercise and get out more. If only it were that easy. I wish there were not such defined rules on normal. Or that I could be a rock star and then I’d be expected to keep reverse hours! Or perhaps I could move across the world to a time zone more in sync with my body. Somehow I think it would be the same old story different place. Just one of my many burdens to bear.