When you live with bipolar disorder, a routine especially when it comes to sleep is something that becomes vital. Often a lack of sleep can contribute to a mood slipping too low or a lot of the time, too high.
Sleep can be tough with mental illness
However actually maintaining a good sleep routine can be easier said than done, especially if you’re struggling with your mood, life stress, any comorbid disorders like fibromyalgia in my case and often side effects from medications. There’s a big difference between the fatigue which comes with bipolar disorder, fibromyalgia and the side effects of medications, and actually having the healthy sort of tiredness that allows you to fall asleep and sleep through the night. There are plenty of things that can make a good sleep routine tough to maintain, but it’s something I certainly strive for as it has helped me so much when it comes to staying stable.
7 tips for good sleep routine
Ways that I have found really help to ensure that I am ready to sleep and keeping that routine as much as possible include:
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