(Original post by Ribbits)
I'm surprised you haven't been dreaming like this before now just from the impression I get of you in this post. Why are you trying to surpress and get rid of individual symptoms and signs of your actual illnesses rather than recognising them as such and knowing you just have to continue resolving/find better ways to resolve the root causes?
How can you talk about your mental health problems as though they're almost completely separate to the dreams? Where do you think dreams come from, space?
'My Diabetes is getting really bad, I'm taking drugs but what else can I do? Bearing in mind I have serious diet problems.'
They're one and the same thing, I hate to tell you this but - the only real way to help with your sleep and dreams is to resolve your mental health issues, which is a long process that requires a lot of determination, personal effort, work, introspection: realisations and action. You must already be doing this of course since you're diagnosed and being treated, it will just take time. There is nothing else, nothing separate that we can say you could try - only the miriad of things you must do for your mental health.
The individual symptoms can not be resolved with drugs, tips or tricks. You can temporarily make things easier, you can knock yourself out, and things that help with sleep longterm are always good for mental health problems anyway (integral to treatment even) - but the fact is I don't believe the way you are looking at this is helpful.
By trying to just suppress signs of your illness, you're not going to be helping yourself in the long term. Getting more sleep synthetically without affecting real change will definitely give you more ability and help in lessening/resolving your problems (so can be extremely helpful in the short term to help you to help yourself), but if you're still not using that energy in the right way anyway then they'll still be there.
This is of course assuming you are capable of recovery at least to an extent. Having depression is a serious illness, but it's not like 'that's it then'. It's not like you just have it and it will get worse for the rest of your life so all you can do is make yourself as comfortable as possible. It is something you can work with and on, learn about, become fully aware of and overcome/find the best possible living strategy to keep it controlled.
I've probably deeply offended you I'm sure, you were probably thinking 'yes, I know about all this, I know what depression is and what you have to do, I have it! Stop patronising me. I wasn't asking about this thank you very much!' but that's my point...