My fiance has a combination of bipolar depression and mania. He's on Depakote and working with a RN to find the right medication for him. He has tried 3-4 medications in addition to Depakote to help him concentrate at work, but all have messed up with his sleep. Now he sleeps anywhere between 10-14 hours and I'm worried about how this might impact him at work as this has been going on for a while.
I want to be supportive of him, and wish I can just make things better, but other than suggesting he contact his RN, don't know what else to do. I've tried encourage him to go to bed early and put an alarm but he likes to read a lot and then ends up staying up late even if we went to bed early. And if we put an alarm for 9 or 10 am, he snoozes it soo many times. He now leaves the house between noon and 2 pm (though, to be fair, I am have bedridden for the last two months and has had to help me a lot). I feel terrible for not being able to help much with chores like cooking, cleaning and feeding our 2 cats. I'm sure my temporary illness hasn't helped his.
I was wondering what can I/we do. Has anyone tried a medication that help with oversleeping? I know he oversleeps because he is tired, but he was already oversleeping before I became bedridden.
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