Sleep disturbances are common in people who have bipolar disorder, both during the manic and depressant phases. During a manic phase, some people with bipolar disorder experience a decreased need for sleep or possible insomnia. On the other hand, throughout the depressant stage, a person may experience an increased need for sleep or possibly not having energy. It’s also possible for someone with bipolar disorder to experience insomnia.
While NatREM does help with insomnia and to regulate sleep patterns, some of the side effects of the melatonin in the supplement includes mood disturbances, which could worsen your condition. It’s possible to worsen your bipolar disorder or other psychiatric problem. Thus, you should contact your primary care physician or psychiatrist before taking NatREM.
If your physician says it’s safe, you may use NatREM to help manage any sleep disorders you have from bipolar disorder.