Disordered sleep is one of the main symptoms of bipolar disorder. Trouble going to bed and oversleeping are both disorders in themselves. Signs of insomnia include dark, under-eye circles and fatigue. Some anti-depressant medications like Trazodone work as sedatives to help induce sleep.
This is the fifth in our conversation on past trauma. Although the link between past and present is not fully understood, a picture is emerging of a biologically vulnerable brain being rendered even more vulnerable by horrific events, making us sitting ducks for even routine stresses in our daily lives. Our brains become oversensitized to the…