I found this informative article (part 2, I haven’t seen part 1) from Psych Central on sleep and bipolar. You can read it here.
It kind of gave me some new hope on tackling my sleep issues. I am going to have to remember this article and share it with my pdoc. According to this written piece, I apparently have hypersensitivity, which is a combo of all the sleep problems. Maybe, knowing this, we can find a different approach to combating my sleep problems. I did my pills this morning, and I did not include my sleep med for the week. Tonight will be the first night NOT taking a sleeping pill. I told myself that I will try not taking it, but if I lay there for hours on end, I have my pills on my bedside table, so I can just take one if I need to.