Many parents report that sleep is one of their greatest concerns for their child with bipolar disorder. Sleep disturbances (too much or too little) are among the symptoms for mania and depression. The quality of your child's sleep directly impacts his quality of life and his ability to be productive (not to mention the toll sleep disruptions may take on the rest of your family). You may wish to consider adding a short-term sedating medication to support your child in getting the rest he needs. Those reviewed here are examined in order from most- to least-commonly used.