Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

Why Can’t I Sleep? Why Can’t I Wake Up?

“Sleep disturbance is a core symptom of bipolar disorder.”

Often in the past, I went to bed at my usual time but woke up at 4:45 a.m. and couldn’t get back to sleep, no matter what. It was like I had a hamster on a wheel inside my brain.

Other nights I would go to bed early and couldn’t get to sleep for hours. I tried reading, but…

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Janet Coburn

Janet Coburn

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Author of Bipolar Me and Bipolar Us, Janet Coburn is a writer, editor, and blogger at butidigress.blog and bipolarme.blog.