I take 2 sleep aides and get about 3 hours a night. It *****. Sometimes I feel like a zombie during the day. I can't even get to sleep till 4:00 am. It 's so frustrating. I don't know how I function and work with such little sleep.
I suffer from insomnia when I'm depressed and when I'm manic, it doesn't matter, i've always had trouble sleeping, when i was a kid i used to have epilepsy and the seizures would come on at night when I would try to go to sleep, so maybe that is why. I do take lunesta, used to take ambien, i even used to guzzle nyquil just to fall alseep. the only time i sleep well is when i'm on a mood stabilizer, but then i sleep too much.
I've almost always slept so much that insomnia sounds like it would be a blessing.
It comes and goes whiskey counteracts it pretty well
i had insomnia when i was manic without feeling tired, sometimes i would only have two hours sleep and i just wasnt tired.
when i had mixed state depression and mania i dont sleep either nut my energy levels are all over the place, makes sence i supose. this is where i am now, would give anything to just fall alseep soon after going to bed, at least i have meds that help, i take zyprexa at night for that exact reason, it has just been increased because the sleep thing was becoming a problem again.
Having my husband around really helps with the insomnia. I used to have terrible insomnia due to "flash back" type issues of past trauma, but now I sleep better. I think because I feel a lot safer with him there. Maybe that's silly, but it is true.
I put have insomnia when I should have put had and now medicated. I am to be asleep by eleven o'clock instead of the four to six am I used to do. Since medicated have had few overnighters and all dayers. Once in a great while I will get one now, but the medication pretty much works in fifteen to thirty minutes.
Have a great weekend...
i thought i was weird..i go to bed at 6am or later everyday then up 4 hrs latewr EVERYDAY,,but go back to sleep after meds...but im also sleep apnea were the bi pap and o2....but i was like this before i got the apnea...and sometimes i dont go to bed at all..then the next day im tired but able to do what i need to..then go to sleep at 3am after being up 26 hrs,.,... *****... my circadian clock is all out of whack..
My sleep used to all be out of whack to where I didn't have something that could be called a sleep schedule. It was totally random.
I am off all my meds for bipolar for about a month. I am noticing that my sleep is becoming a problem, even with the use of sleep medication. I go to bed at midnight, then lay there four to five hours, unable to stop my entire body from moving and my mind racing. Eventually I get up and take Restrile and in another hour I manage to dose off. Only to wake up anywhere from 7-10 a.m. I seldom need to sleep during the day. But this is a danger signal to me, as after much sleep deprivation I became suicidal. I am also noticing that I am growing irritable more often, another symptom that I may be heading into a manic state. I will report this today to my doctor, just in case he thinks it means anything.
The meds I used to be one made me sleep but the combination I am on now does not. I lay awake for long periods until I give up and take a sleeping pill. It is very frustrating as my meds make me sleepy during the day but not at night.
I've always had insomnia. My mom told me when I was a baby I'd always cry as soon as I woke up, even when I was a toddler. Just wake up bawling. For most of my life I would lie in bed awake, thinking and worrying. I assumed everyone did the same.
I take a small amount of Seroquel before bed to make me drowsy enough to nod off without taking away any valuable sleep stages. Being able to sleep at night makes a world of a difference for me.