• songtothesirens songtothesirens
    January 14, 2013
    How much of a role does a sleep disorder play in the frequency of Bipolar episodes either depressive, manic, or mixed? Also, which is the most likely to emerge from lack of sleep?
    songtothesirens songtothesirens
    January 14, 2013
    I have Bipolar I with Psychotic features, PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (with and without Agoraphobia), Panic Disorder, and ADD. How important is regular sleep in controlling these disorders? I am a successfully treated Bipolar. READ MORE

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  • Z
    Z
    December 11, 2014
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    Z
    December 11, 2014
    I too am Bipolar 1 with Psychotic features as well ADD, and Anxiety disorder. I believe sleep is very important when treating any of these disorders. I would possibly be successfully treated if I we're to get sleep but my doc will not provide me with anything for sleep. I go many days with about 3hrs of sleep at best which I'm sure sure I wouldn't be in a manic state if I were to get more sleep. READ MORE
  • Chris January 21, 2013
    Chris
    January 21, 2013

    Sleep is the most important for me to manage Bipolar.   My doc wants me to sleep continuously.  Tonight and last night I woke up at 3am, so am not getting uninterrupted sleep.  I take geodone regularly.  I take abilify on an as needed basis when i have issues with sleep. Most docs don't offer this optional med unless they've been seeing you for awhile. 

    It sucks when you forget how to fall asleep.  Some new stress has been introduced and it's put me on that grey line :-(

     

    I realize your situation is much more complex than mine.  I've always said i'll be ok if I "1) eat right, 2) no alcohol, 3) get sleep"

     

    In the past, it starts out slow, where you wake up in the night, then it progresses to where you can't go back to sleep after waking up.  Still getting 6 hours.  Then 6 hours turns into 4 turns into 2 turns into 0 and boom, you're in the psych er :-(

     

    Chris

    @bipo2409

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  • Chris January 19, 2013
    Chris
    January 19, 2013

    Sleep is the most important for me to manage Bipolar.   My doc wants me to sleep continuously.  Tonight and last night I woke up at 3am, so am not getting uninterrupted sleep.  I take geodone regularly.  I take abilify on an as needed basis when i have issues with sleep. Most docs don't offer this optional med unless they've been seeing you for awhile. 

    It sucks when you forget how to fall asleep.  Some new stress has been introduced and it's put me on that grey line :-(

     

    I realize your situation is much more complex than mine.  I've always said i'll be ok if I "1) eat right, 2) no alcohol, 3) get sleep"

     

    In the past, it starts out slow, where you wake up in the night, then it progresses to where you can't go back to sleep after waking up.  Still getting 6 hours.  Then 6 hours turns into 4 turns into 2 turns into 0 and boom, you're in the psych er :-(

     

    Chris

    @bipo2409

    READ MORE
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