Do you have a hard time falling asleep?

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upmichmom
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   Posted 12/21/2007 10:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Do any of you have trouble falling asleep at night?  Kahleb has trouble falling asleep and I was wondering if that is a symptom of bp.
 
Thanks,
 
Vicky

olivia of course
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   Posted 12/21/2007 5:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Vicky,

I've always had a hard time falling asleep, even as a young child. I remember being away till 1 or 2am in the dark wondering when I would fall asleep. Things got a little better as I got older, but when the circumstances in my life changed so did my sleeping pattern.

I don't think that sleep problems is just a bp thing, but a lot of people with bp do have sleep problems. You should definetly bring it up with the doc, because sleep is important especially to a growing child. I have taken a lot of things for sleep in the past, but am not currently taking anything. I find some nights worse than others, but I have been falling asleep without any meds. For once in about 3 years.
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MDdave
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   Posted 12/21/2007 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Lack of sleep can lead to depression.

olivia of course
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   Posted 12/21/2007 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I totally agree with MDdave, lack of sleep really affects the mood. It can lead to depression or mania, you gotta watch out for that.


Olivia
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Post Edited (olivia of course) : 12/21/2007 9:11:28 PM (GMT-7)


serafena
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   Posted 12/22/2007 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Ditto. Lots of sleep problems with bipolar and mood disorders in general, so absolutely worth discussing with the doctor. When I was younger I would listen to the radio and talk myself to sleep-- a process which often took hours. And often woke up early, easily.
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It is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry contemplation of my travels, in which my often rumination wraps me in a most humorous sadness. -- William Shakespeare


upmichmom
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   Posted 12/24/2007 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I did talk to his doc about it and he said that the rispidel should help him sleep but it doesn't. I'll have to talk to him again about it. Thanks.
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