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This symptom can also be referred to as:
Manic episodes

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2 Potential Periods of Feeling Very Energetic and Needing Little Sleep Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Mild Bipolar Disorder i

    Bipolar disorder, which is sometimes called bipolar affective disorder, is a mental condition where a person's mood swings between two extremes. One extreme is called depression, where people feel low, sad, and blue. The other extreme is called mania, where people feel high, elated, overjoyed, and are full of energy.

    Bipolar disorder I is a chronic (lifelong) mental illness.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, irritability, depressed mood, difficulty concentrating, trouble sleeping
    Symptoms that always occur with mild bipolar disorder i:
    periods of feeling very energetic and needing little sleep
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Adrenal Insufficiency

    The adrenal gland's outer layer produces hormones such as cortisol and aldosterone, which control many important functions of the body such as blood sugar and blood pressure regulation, and urine production. In adrenal insufficiency, not enough of these hormones are produced, leading to symptoms such as fatigue and weakness, appetite and weight loss, nausea, and vomiting.

    Adrenal insufficiency is a chronic condition that requires lifelong management, and can be fatal if not treated.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    depressed mood, anxiety, abdominal pain (stomach ache), loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Periods of Feeling Very Energetic and Needing Little Sleep

  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Are you having difficulty concentrating or thinking through daily activities?
  • Q.Are your symptoms causing difficulty at work, socializing, or spending time with friends & family?
  • Q.Do you have trouble sleeping?

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Periods of Feeling Very Energetic and Needing Little Sleep Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced periods of feeling very energetic and needing little sleep have also experienced:

    • 11% Depressed Mood
    • 7% Frequent Mood Swings
    • 3% Anxiety
  • People who have experienced periods of feeling very energetic and needing little sleep were most often matched with:

    • 7% Adrenal Insufficiency
    • 5% Mild Bipolar Disorder i
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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