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  • May 15, 2020 at 7:56 am

    I’ve found that having a sleepless night with too much energy is a fairly good predictor of an upcoming manic episode.
    I’ve also found that the best thing for me to do at that point is to sleep as soon as possible. Be it by taking a sleeping pill (my doc prescribes me a few at a time so I have them just in case I need them) or by natural means. If that means I have to miss a day’s work, then that’s what I do. I’m lucky to be blessed with an employer who knows and understands and allows me a lot of freedom to keep myself as healthy and productive as possible.
    Of course I can’t tell for sure that I would have gone manic without the sleep, but I do believe that that makes a huge difference.


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