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How To Sleep Better With Bipolar Disorder

Introduction

A symptom of Bipolar Disorder is insomnia or hyperinsomnia.  This article will explore three ways to get better sleep at night.  They include going to bed at the same time every night, setting an alarm clock before you go to bed at night time, and also making sure your sleep environment is dark, quiet, and comfortable.

Go To Bed At The Same Time Every Night

The first way to get better sleep with Bipolar Disorder is to go to bed at the same time every night.  This way, you will have a set schedule and going to bed will become natural for you.  According to verywell.com, the following can be noted:

We are creatures of habit, and our sleep is no exception. Once you determine your sleep needs, you should do your best to meet those needs every day. By consistently going to bed and getting up at the same time, we condition our body to follow a regular pattern of sleep. This allows our body’s natural clock, called a circadian rhythm, to help initiate and maintain our sleep.

Set An Alarm Clock Every Night Before You Go To Bed

In addition to going to bed at the same time every night, also try setting an alarm clock.  When you hear the alarm clock ring in the morning, get up.  Do not hit the snooze button.  When you hit the snooze button, this turns into a bad habit and ruins your sleep schedule.

Make Sure Your Sleep Environment Is Dark, Quiet, And Comfortable

In addition to having a set time to going to bed every night and setting your alarm clock for each morning, also try making sure your sleep environment is dark, quiet, and comfortable.  When your sleep environment is dark, quiet, and comfortable you will fall asleep more easily.  According to verywell.com, the following can be stated:

Studies find that sleeping in a cool environment is most conducive to sleep. By eliminating excess noise and light, we can minimize the disruptions that might wake us up. In addition, the bedroom should be a place for relaxing—not a source of stress.

Conclusion

This article has provided readers to have a relaxing night sleep with Bipolar Disorder.  They include going to bed at the same time every night, setting an alarm clock every night, in addition to finding a dark, quiet, and comfortable environment to sleep at night.

 

How To Sleep Better With Bipolar Disorder


Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!


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APA Reference
Walters, L. (2017). How To Sleep Better With Bipolar Disorder. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 20, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/coping-depression/2017/02/how-to-sleep-better-with-bipolar-disorder/

 

Last updated: 20 Feb 2017
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