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Lack of sleep and mania

I find if I get very little sleep like 3 or 4 hours I wake up in a hypomania state that progresses until I get atleast 8 hours of sleep.

That happen to any of you?

Waking up is always the most stressed out irrational part of my day… it’s not manic though…

The best thing I can do is sleep until I wake up naturally then go back to sleep for another 30 minutes… that’s best way to wake up.

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Yes exactly the same thing happens to me when I sleep less than 8 hours. But I never sleep less than 5 hours. I need weed or PRN pills to stop it. I’ve never let it run it’s course before but it progresses until I stop it.

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If I get 3 to 4 hours of sleep, my moods will suffer - getting very moody.

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It’s a vicious circle…

Less sleep… or forget the Seroquel… wake up hyper…

Which makes me sleep less… which will throw my into a Manic spike… then I’m up all night… or most of the night as my mind races… and the energy spikes… and I find myself rearranging the furniture at 2:00 a.m.

It takes a crash or a lot of work to get back on sleep schedule…

sometimes I have to take a little extra Seroquel to stop the spinning in my head and get some sleep…

Hope you feel better soon.

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i am manic at the moment…but it is due to lack of sleep !!
i hope it gets better for you :heart_eyes:
take care :alien:

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