I have been living with GAD with intermittent depression, I've been going through a tough couple of weeks. Yesterday I was feeling a little anxious so i decided to take a nap to "escape" for a little while and maybe reset my anxiety level. When I woke about and hour and a half later I felt deeply depressed for the rest of the evening. This has happened in the past to me off and on... was wondering if anybody else had experience with this.
Also, when I went to sleep last night I had anxiety inducing dreams so when I woke up I was anxious and still depressed. These dreams tend to happen pretty regularly (2-4) times a week and they really make for a rough start to my day and sometimes last the whole day. Thankfully I have been feeling better since mid morning today. Any advice on how to minimize these bad dreams? I like being able to look forward to going to sleep when I am feeling bad because I know that tomorrow can always be better but bad dreams make it difficult.