Can Wakefulness-Inducing Agent Help With Schizophrenia?
Sleep problems are a common problem for people with schizophrenia. They can include insomnia, excessive sleepiness, and trouble getting consistent sleep routines. Antipsychotic medications may help with some of these sleep problems, but they can also cause some to worsen. One reason is that they block the D2 receptors in the brain. This can trigger restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder.