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magicman2002

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im the same at the moment I haven't slept proper for 4 nights now about 4 hours sleep at max each night how long u been like this
 
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iamfunky

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Ive always had trouble sleeping, apart from when I was on quetiapine!! Im ok when I get to sleep, I could sleep for hours, its getting there thata hard!!
 
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kaya9

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I never knew people w/bi-polar had so much trouble sleeping like me...in a crunch a can use some benedryl. My problem is not falling asleep but waking up to go pee or something...and then the brain clicks on.... -_-
 
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SandalwoodSummer

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Try ipsrt. Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy.

We have to accept insomnia as part of bipolar disorder. I have dim lighting in my front room and read or paint or iisten to calm music. I don't go to bed until tired. Ipsrt says don't even read in bed. I read if I wake up in the middle of the night and then try and sleep again.

Even if I don't sleep until 2am I still get up at 9am.
 
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Topcat

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If I'm 'up' and not tired, I don't realise the time (like last night - was 2am and wide awake), and apart from weekends my alarm goes off at 6.50am.
But I find most times, if I lay in bed with my eyes shut, I do go off to sleep even if I don't feel tired. There are odd times I'll be up all night, but maybe I just have a knack for sleep, I dunno.
I know I'm 'up' when after 4hrs sleep (oh, plus I dream loads more when I do go to sleep) I pop awake feeling buzzy and bright.

Its funny, if I don't sleep, I'm still awake the next day, physically, but am pretty brain dead. Like my brain is super tired, I just can't feel it.

But the propensity to waffle shite when I'm supposed to be getting the kids ready for school is higher..... Ahem...... Better go!
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BlueBerry

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I've been suffering from a very low depressive mood at the worst possible time. My dissertation is due in a week, ans I'm just struggling to summon the motivation to finish it.

If I was in one of my higher hyper moods, I could stay awake all night firing into it... instead I'm getting really tired and sleepy and I'm severely lacking in energy and I really wish I could stay awake and work.
 
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stella

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Need to get some zzzzz but can't switch the brain off
my therapist recomended me to play a mental 'link-a-word' game when I couldn't sleep and it really helps me, I get so bored finding the next word that I fall asleep hahahahaha I hope you get you're sleep soon
 
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