The symptoms of bipolar disorder are quite varied in their angle of attack and severity, making this disorder particularly hard to treat effectively. One of the most common complaints of those suffering from bipolar disorder is an inability to sleep well, thus resulting in low energy levels, mood swings and depression. Valerian root has been used for centuries as a sleep aid, due to its sedative qualities. If you use valerian root, either in supplement or tea form, you can ensure a healthy, restful night of sleep, and the feeling of being refreshed in the morning. This can significantly offset the symptoms of bipolarity.