To be as honest as possible, everyone's after-episodes will be different because we all deal with different things and lead different lives.. I had a manic episode one year ago and for me, it took almost a full year to deal with hypomania.. the lesser form of the first episode. Of course it's not AS scary or frightening next time around because there's a sense of.. "I've been through this and I came out strong, this CAN'T break me.." Knowing about what you're dealing with makes all the difference. It might still be scary but this time you have a clue and there's a name to it.
To impart what you've written.. I also didn't sleep for 4 days and didn't really notice. Moral of the story: Sleep is IMPORTANT!
lol no, but if you feel the physical come on (and it's a far different feeling from when we don't deal with any episode symptoms.) then you KNOW: it will soon manifest itself mentally. I think learning as YOU mature and trying to keep episodes at bay with medication can be a great bet
I wish you all the best in your growth <3
P.S-- ENJOY your life! don't let this thing control youxo