why is depression worse in the morning and does get better
It's a perfectly good question. There may be several reasons why depression feels worse in the morning. The first relates to your pattern of sleep the previous night. Many people with depression have sleep disturbances and when they do sleep, their pattern of REM and dreaming can be different to non-depressed people.
However, depression isn't always worse in the morning. Some people feel worse in the evening and others say their moods are low but consistent.
I think if low mood or depression is an issue in the morning there is little doubt that thought processes will play a significant role. Depression is exhausting anyway, and the thought of another day with all that it may involve is something that even non-depressed people find effortful.
I disagree. Morning depression may have nothing to do with "thoughts of another day". I have experienced morning depression for over 15 years and it is the lack of desire/motivation or interest in stepping out of bed. In addition, there is a "dearth" of energy at awakening, and many depressed people want to paint the town red in the evening! Reasons that include sleeping patterns, REM, hormones, chemicals or a biological unevenness of feelings in the morning make more sense than fear of the day. Still, there appears to be no silver bullet and mornings will continue to be drudgery...until the coffee and the shower which speeds up your metabolism.
Research Melanchlic Depression - it could possibly help
Among all the stuff I have heard or read about this illnes, never foun an explanation so honest and concrete, really hopeful. Althoug sometimes it seems ridiculous to fake a smile when not up to, it can work pretty well. At least we can open doors to get in touch with others. Exercising as well is a bliss, and can extend for good moments. Getting in touch whith ppl you like, obviously, and just trying to go outside in the way that it seems possible.
Watch yourself. If yer loosing your will, getting too much pissed off with things that go wrong, loosing touch and simpathy, narrowing your interests.. URGE to seek a professional.
It´s not easy to be patient, but by the time you percieve you´re really depressed, it will take time to rewire your brain, it seems you´ll have to learn a lot again. Meds to enhance quality of sleep and regulate anxiety seems to do a lot.
I found it particulary tough to realize how many years passed and a lot of life wasted of thinking obsessively and hoplessly. Seek for help, don´t let go the moments you feel pretty well to do more, get in touch, feed with pleasure !.
God bless !