Bipolar Disorder and Sleep Problems
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Of course, your doctor may recommend a change in medication if needed. Be sure to discuss any other drugs or medical conditions that may be affecting your sleep, such as arthritis, migraines, or a back injury.
Restoring a regular schedule of daily activities and sleep -- perhaps with the help of cognitive behavioral therapy -- can go a long way toward helping restore more even moods.
Steps like these may also help restore sleep:
- Eliminate alcohol and caffeine late in the day.
- Keep the bedroom as dark and quiet as possible and maintain a temperature that is not too hot or cold. Use fans, heaters, blinds, earplugs, or sleep masks, as needed.
- Talk with your partner about ways to minimize snoring or other sleep habits that may be affecting your sleep.
- Exercise, but not too late in the day.
- Try visualization and other relaxation techniques.