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Lithium for sleep?
Aug 21, 2008
... I've heard lithium helps sleep. ... (4 replies)
Lithium for sleep?
Aug 27, 2008
... Recently it's been discovered that Lithium effects the internal clock - literally the CLOCK gene - and might someday help regulate wayward circadian rhythms. http://www.nimh.nih.gov/science-news/2006/lithium-blocks-enzyme-to-help-cells-clocks-keep-on-tickin.shtml Lithium is not a pain pill, nor does it cause sedation. It sounds to me like you need to see a pain... (4 replies)
Lithium for sleep?
Aug 21, 2008
... It has changed my life I can tell you! I don't know about lithium but I wish you all the best! Do let us know how you go! ... (4 replies)

Sleep /help
Mar 8, 2006
... Even as bad as it was, I can safely say it was all worth it because I do sleep now without anything and feel much, much better!! I did get my own sleep chemicals back, although with some lingering sensitivities which seem to be slowly improving. ... (7 replies)
Lithium for sleep?
Aug 21, 2008
... A pill is not the answer (especially lithium)...first you must find out why you are not sleeping....do you have any ideas? Bethsheba (4 replies)
Sleep /help
Mar 8, 2006
... WOW! I was searching through the sleep disorder boards after getting off the depression and Bipolar Disorder boards. I could have wrote these threads. I have been on Ambien and Xanax for over a year. ... (7 replies)
... I really am not sure why I cant get my sleep cycle straight without meds. When I talk to my doctor about submitting me to a sleep clinic they said I have to try several meds before they can place me into a clinic. ... (23 replies)
... ying ever since to help him. His pediatrician has tried to treat him for adhd. He has been on ritalin,adderall and then went to child psychiatrist who had him on lithium and a few other drugs. I weaned him back off them and he has been drug free since last june 2005. ... (0 replies)
Lithium for sleep?
Aug 27, 2008
... well, I can't sleep cause I suffer 24/7 from neck pain. Everytime when I put my neck on my pillow(no matter in what position, left or right) I suffer neck pain. (4 replies)
... I have found that for me sleeping well is a major factor for staying well with bipolar. You really should talk to your doctor and get some medication to help you sleep and not hear voices. Also try not to dwell on the past. ... (8 replies)
... Well I don't know much about the lithium but I do know that most antidepressants like Cymbalta and such mess with REM sleep and have sleep disorders/insomnia as side effects so there could be a connection there. Serotonin is involved in REM sleep, higher during this stage, it's a vasoconstrictor and pre-cursor to adrenaline. Norepinephrine is basically adrenaline. This... (5 replies)
... But I am beginning to see significant sleep issues again. ... (0 replies)
... It quickly became extreme delayed sleep phase syndrome, and has since developed into something 25 and counting doctors have been unable to diagnose. ... (2 replies)
... Did you ever take ativan? (14 replies)
... First off, I have sleep apnea, and have been using Cpap for about 8 yrs. ... (14 replies)
... I have hypersomnia as well, I need about 16 hours a sleep a day to feel any refreshment from sleep at all. Tonight will be the first night that I try lunesta. I am also being treated for depression with cymbalta and bipolar disorder with lithium. ... (6 replies)
... i am on Wellbtrin, Lithium, Buspar, Effexor, and my doctor recently added doxephin to increase the deep sleep, because he said that wellbutrin can increase REM sleep and decrease the deep sleep which may be making me tired. However, i have noticed that i am more tired now. ... (2 replies)
... You have mentioned alot of medication for sleep. Bipolar people can sleep too much or too little or smooth out and sleep just find for periods of time. ... (2 replies)
BP and insomnia
Jul 24, 2007
... I have been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder type 1 for about 4 years now. For the last year or so, I have suffered from severe insomnia. I won't sleep for 2 or 3 days average a week. I don't just have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep, I flat out don't sleep all night. ... (5 replies)
... My sleep has gotten better since on this med or at least i don't feel as tired. ... (5 replies)


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