Bipolar and Mental Illnesses are written about here.

Bipolar Disorder & Sleeping ProblemsIMG_2813.JPG“Changes in sleep that last for more than two weeks or interfere with your life can point to an underlying condition. Of course, many things may contribute to sleep problems. Here’s what you need to know about the many connections between bipolar disorder and sleep and what you can do to improve your sleep.”



IMG_2812.JPG“Bipolar disorder may affect sleep in many ways. For example, it can lead to:

Insomnia, the inability to fall asleep or remain asleep long enough to feel rested
Delayed sleep phase syndrome, a circadian-rhythm sleep disorder resulting in insomnia and daytime sleepiness
REM (rapid eye movement) sleep abnormalities, which may make dreams very vivid or bizarre
Irregular sleep-wake schedules, which sometimes result from a lifestyle that involves drug-seeking behavior at night
During the lows of bipolar disorder, you may have overwhelming feelings of hopelessness, sadness, and worthlessness. These can interfere with your sleep.”




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