Re: Sleeping disorder or bipolar?
From what I understand with bipolar, and I don't have it myself though I had an ex-boyfriend with it, during the manic phase, you don't sleep much if any but you still feel very fresh and awake while you are up and you are going, going, going. Now, if you have severe sleep problems and can't fall or stay asleep, you usually feel very tired and exhausted and not at all wired and hyper and go, go, go. There should be other things contributing to a diagnosis of bipolar--possibly low levels of lithium in the blood, cycles of feeling happy & good (with even grandiose schemes--my ex got on a bus for Chicago convinced he would be the next NBA superstar during a manic phase), and low down periods where the person is very depressed and even suicidal.
If she is unconvinced about her diagnosis, she should consult a second psychiatrist and a sleep specialist as well.