Sleep has not been easy for me.
It has been like a roller coaster ride.
Everyday I wake up very early. One day I might wake up around 2 am, the next day 3 am, the next 2:30 am.
This morning was no exception. I have been awake since 1:26 am.
Nothing I take seems to help me sleep through the night and it doesn’t matter what time I go to bed.
The lack of sleep is making me take note of my behaviors. I have to watch for signs of mania and depression.
When feeling down or sad, I have to remind myself that it is sadness and not depression and use the tools in my toolkit for depression. Using these tools help prevent depression from setting in.
I know I am never out of danger from a manic or depressive episode and have to constantly stay on guard if I want to stay even keel or close to it.
With proper sleep eluding me, it is very important to check in with myself as to how I am feeling throughout the day.
I call the early morning wakening being at high altitude but the drop to late sleep never comes.
Has anyone else been on the sleep roller coaster ride? If so, has anything helped get you off that ride and get back to healthy sleep habits?
love to all,
pb aka peanut butter