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How can you sleep better with bipolar disorder?

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Keeping a sleep diary may help. Include information about:

  • How long it takes to go to sleep
  • How many times you wake up during the night
  • How long you sleep all night
  • When you take medication or use caffeine, alcohol, or nicotine
  • When you exercise and for how long

SOURCES:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "Sleepless in America: Are You Moody or Irritable?;"  "Sleepless in America: Information for Families;" and "Sleepless in America: What's Keeping You Up All Night?"

Fieve, R. , Rodale Books, 2006. Bipolar II:Enhance Your Highs, Boost Your Creativity, and Escape the Cycles of Recurrent Depression--The Essential Guide to Recognize and Treat the Mood Swings of This Increasingly Common Disorder

Harvey, A. , 2005. American Journal of Psychiatry

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

SOURCES:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "Sleepless in America: Are You Moody or Irritable?;"  "Sleepless in America: Information for Families;" and "Sleepless in America: What's Keeping You Up All Night?"

Fieve, R. , Rodale Books, 2006. Bipolar II:Enhance Your Highs, Boost Your Creativity, and Escape the Cycles of Recurrent Depression--The Essential Guide to Recognize and Treat the Mood Swings of This Increasingly Common Disorder

Harvey, A. , 2005. American Journal of Psychiatry

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

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