Want to be awake all night....mental? Or normal?

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Insomnia doesn’t mean schizophrenia, but insomnia can be a symptom of schizophrenia.

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