I’m bipolar 1, meaning I can have the full mania without the meds to help control that.
I worked night shift for 5 years as a security guard, and I never had any trouble with that.
I would have been on Lithium, which helps bring down the mania and helps lift the depression, and an anti-depressant.
30 days working night shift for a bipolar on their meds should be a piece of cake.
If he starts to have trouble, he can always take a tranquilizer to calm down. But I never had to, but I would always have known I had them in case I needed them.
The night shift actually has advantages: the bosses are all at home asleep. The pressure goes way down.
You’ll wonder why you ever worked day shift, when all the bosses are walking around.
The drawback is, Monday through Friday is going to be OK. It’s when Saturday comes, and you suddenly have to go from sleeping in the daytime, to sleeping at night. Same thing for Sunday night, but not as bad.
Come Monday night, you’ll be back to OK, going in at midnight, we’ll say.
If he’s going to work weekends, there’ll be no problem at all. There will no change of his sleep schedule, from sleeping during the day, to sleeping at night.
Does he have any tranquilizers?
He can talk to his doctor about the change to night and tranquilizers if he doesn’t have any.
If he has trouble sleeping, I would recommend Melatonin from the health food store.
I wouldn’t cause a big disturbance about your husband might not be able to handle it.
If something happens, hey, take a tranquilizer, get over it.
These are just my views from having worked at night as a manic-depressive.