It’s 2am and I don’t want to sleep. I’m reluctant every night to sleep as I enjoy my me time reading thrillers every night.
I wish I could stay up all night but reluctantly take my quetiapine at 2am to get at least 5 hours sleep till just before sunrise at 7:30am.
If I could, I’d sleep after breakfast instead of at night. I like to rest in day with my husband but at night I want to be awake all night.
Is this part of sz/sza or mania? Or is it normal night owl behaviour? I don’t feel manic, I just want to be awake all night and sleep in morning or afternoon.
If it weren’t that I worry about my physical health I’d not sleep. I love the night time the most. The solitude and calm. Fortunately my husband lets me stay up late.
Anyone else like this? Is it sign of mental illness? Or normal?
I don’t think it’s a sign of mental illness. I’m glad that you can enjoy your books. I have a hard time enjoying reading anymore.
yeah i used to stay up to 4am and sleep until noon. still get plenty of daylight that way and get to enjoy both night and day. i don’t think there is anything wrong with your behavior. some are just night owls.
If you are functioning on less than 6 hours of sleep everyday I’m sorry but you are either manic or hypomanic. People don’t always “feel” manic when they are. I know I don’t.
how many hours do you normally sleep? like over the past year. if its a lot shorter now than before then it might be hypomania
When it was not known that I have schizophrenia I used to be awake all night and sleep during the day for 10 hours and when meds came into play I was back to normal
No its not mental. Im usually anxious all day, but come night time i settle down and am more able to watch a movie or something. Sometimes i will sleep all day and be up all night - cos i find it more peaceful. Your probably just a bit of a night owl like i am.
I would prefer sleeping at night and be awake during the day bcoz that’s normal and natural and we r designed to be that way
some people really like the nights. I don’t think it has to do with mental illness.
I do it too. I stay awake even though I’m tired.
During the night, everything is quiet and nobody is bugging me. No phone messages, no chores, no assignments.
Just me and my books.
Insomnia doesn’t mean schizophrenia, but insomnia can be a symptom of schizophrenia.
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