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And I don't mean sleeping 1-2-3 hours a night, I mean several consecutive nights of ZERO sleep... 

The longest time I went with absolutely no sleep was 5-6 days. I don't know why I wasn't hallucinating. I was actually driving around and going to my classes. It's almost like my brain went "Fuck it" around the  third or fourth day of no sleep and flipped. I was no longer tired. <_< Bipolar is a funny thing sometimes.

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1 minute ago, Iceberg said:

That's been a thing for me too- the less sleep the more energy 

Same. It doesn't always work out like that for me -- sometimes I'll have a few nights of bad insomnia and feel like crap -- but that time the less I slept, the more wide awake I felt.

Ahhhh, mentally ill brains.

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I think my all-time worst has been six nights.  Admittedly, I was traveling and it was chaotic, but I should have been sleeping at night in the hotel, but my brain was like "hahah nope".  Normally it'll be 24-36 hours without sleep.  And this is where I'm hopeful that my psychiatrist NEVER sees this sort of talk from me because she's already busting out the Zyprexa when my "normal" sleep level is 2-3 hours a night.  >_>

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I went 4 days with zero sleep. Not even one hour. It  caused both mania and was a symptom of mania

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My mom suffered a TBI when trying to attend a concert of mine. She had to be hospitalized. At the time my memaw was living with us, and she is totally wheelchair bound and totally dependent. Instead of going into a major depressive episode like I normally would have, I went into a hypomanic episode and didn't sleep for 5 consecutive nights. I didn't sleep until she came home from the hospital.

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