Hey SF, I'd like to preface by saying that I'm a fairly successful, well-liked individual who is truly grateful for a lot of circumstances I've been blessed with. That being said, I have a slight conundrum... I require a lot of sleep, and I'm perfectly happy when I get 8.5 - 9 hours of sleep. On days when I get under 7 hours of sleep, however, I am completely and utterly depressed. Its not just that I feel bad (fatigue is supposed to feel bad), but my outlook on relationships and life and general takes a COMPLETE 180* (you can guess the rest). Clearly I am very careful to get a lot of sleep. I talked to the doctor about this dependence and she pressured me into admitting that I was depressed, but I think that's a slight oversimplification... I'm perfectly happy, normal, and great to be around when I'm well-rested. can anyone relate to my story?