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    Sleep Hygiene
    bipoet001 posted:

    Here is a good article on bipolar and sleep. From my life experience, regular sleep is the most important factor in maintaining stability. I hope some of you may find this helpful. David
    fenton04 responded:
    It pains me to remember the times of 3 sleepless days. Very informtive.
    ddnos responded:
    HI David,

    Thanks for sharing the article. I wish that all those things would work for me consistantly, but unfortunately, my insomnia is due to up to and over twice the amount of adrenaline in my system, so the more natural remedies don't always work for me. Sometimes they do. For the most part, I get enough sleep for me, but the past 6 months or so have been more difficult in the sleep department, but I'm working on it.

    I do agree with you, though, that regular sleep is one of the most important factors in maintaining stability!

    Sweet dreams

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