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3 Tips To Sleep Better With Insomnia

Introduction

One of the symptoms of bipolar disorder is mania, particularly mania.  This includes insomnia.  Patients with insomnia can go to bed at 10pm and experience difficulty falling asleep.  They can experience difficulty falling asleep for 1 to 2 hours and wake up at 3am and feel completely rested.  This is insomnia, which is a symptom of mania.  This article will describe three tips to sleep better with insomnia.

Have A Set Time For Waking Up And Going To Bed

Having a sleep routine is very important, especially if you suffer from insomnia and if you suffer from irregular sleep patterns.  Make it a habit to go to bed at a set time and wake up at a set time.  If you find yourself lying in bed, listen to meditation or relaxation music.  This will enable you to fall asleep more easily.  You can also read a book.  This will also enable you to relax.  It is also important to set an alarm clock.  This way you will get up at a set time each day.  Do not hit the snooze button each morning.  This is a huge habit that is easy to get into.  Break this habit before it begins.

Avoid Caffeine After 3pm

It is also important to avoid caffeinated beverages after 3pm.  Caffeine can also make you anxious.  This way, just avoid it after 3pm.  You can have it first thing in the morning to help you wake up but not after 3pm.  It will become a habit eventually.  Trust me on this one.  I have tried it myself.  It works.  Even if you like the taste of coffee, you can try decaffeinated coffee after 3pm to satisfy the taste in your mouth.  This will do.

Get In A Set Routine In General

In addition to getting in a set routine before bed time, it is important to get in a set routine in general.  This will lessen your anxiety and enable you to fall asleep quicker. When you are less anxious, you are more relaxed.

Conclusion

To end this article, three specific tips have been mentioned to enable individuals who suffer from bipolar disorder with insomnia to fall asleep quicker.  They include: having a set time for waking up and going to bed, avoiding caffeine after 3pm, in addition to getting in a set routine in general to fall asleep more quickly.  If you follow these three tips, your insomnia will become less of an issue.

3 Tips To Sleep Better With Insomnia


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). 3 Tips To Sleep Better With Insomnia. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 19, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/coping-depression/2017/08/3-tips-to-sleep-better-with-insomnia/

 

Last updated: 25 Aug 2017
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