What you should know about sleep and bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder disrupts sleep-wake cycles, causing irregular sleep patterns. Fluctuations in mood can exacerbate these disruptions.

Disrupted circadian rhythms

Lack of sufficient sleep can trigger manic episodes. It may escalate mania symptoms like impulsivity or elevated mood.

Sleep deprivation and mania

Individuals may experience co-occurring sleep disorders such as insomnia or sleep apnea. Managing these is essential.

Co-occurring sleep disorders

Disrupted sleep can intensify depressive symptoms and lead to mood cycling between depressive and manic states.

Sleep and mood regulation

Maintaining a sleep schedule, a good sleep environment, and avoiding stimulants can help regulate sleep patterns and support mood stability.

Importance of sleep hygiene

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