A regular sleep schedule is very important for individuals with mental illness, or at least that is what I was told for the Bipolar part of my mental illness.
I have not experienced a manic episode for a couple of years now. There have been times when I could feel it mixing in, but it never escalated the way it used to. So I’m back to MRE (most recent episode) Mixed.
That’s hard enough without adding Dissociative Identity Disorder to the mix. I was ready to fall asleep tonight, but I could feel that pressing headache and could feel the wants of others – to needlessly re-fold clothes in drawers, or to rearrange and neaten the clothes hanging in my closet, though everything is already organized and categorized by color, clothing type, etc. The same with my shoes. All the hangers are facing the same way. Nevertheless, someone wanted to do it. Some organization of other things did get done, but they were necessary. Were they necessary at 11:50 p.m.? No.
And even if an alter takes over, my body is still not getting any rest. I feel slightly co-conscious. I keep forgetting what day it is, though.