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How can paying attention to your sleep help you live with bipolar disorder?

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Use these sleep tips help manage your bipolar disorder:

  • Go to sleep and get up at the same times every day.
  • Relax before bed by listening to soothing music, reading, or taking a bath.
  • Don't sit up in bed watching TV or scrolling through your phone.
  • Make your bedroom a calming space.
  • If your sleep patterns start to change, tell your doctor or therapist.

SOURCES: American Psychiatric Association.  National Alliance on Mental Illness.  Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA).  American Psychiatric Association.  National Institute of Mental Health.  Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder.  Compton, M. , ACP Medicine.






Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition, Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on September 23, 2018

SOURCES: American Psychiatric Association.  National Alliance on Mental Illness.  Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA).  American Psychiatric Association.  National Institute of Mental Health.  Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder.  Compton, M. , ACP Medicine.






Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition, Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on September 23, 2018

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