Why teens feel down after midnight

SOS said the midnight to 3am window tends to be a more vulnerable period for negative thoughts and emotions as this is when social activities and interactions dip.
SOS said the midnight to 3am window tends to be a more vulnerable period for negative thoughts and emotions as this is when social activities and interactions dip.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

The polytechnic student would sometimes find negative thoughts flooding her mind in the wee hours.

"You are just a waste of space in this world. You are nothing but a burden," the voices in her head would tell her.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 23, 2018, with the headline 'Why teens feel down after midnight'. Print Edition | Subscribe