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Sleep and Bipolar Disorder

Posted by Keith J Meyers on Jan 27, 2022 2:21:00 AM

Bipolar disorder, in general, is a type of chronic mental and psychological health condition that is often characterized as both severe, mild, or mixed manic or hypomanic periods or depressive episodes. Furthermore, this disorder term is often misunderstood by most people. The major cause or trigger of bipolar disorder is ‘sleep’. The extreme ups and downs of episodes are often accompanied by erratic sleep habits. Though the serious cause of the bipolar disorder is still not clear, the lack of sleep or sleep disturbance is one of the main triggers. Of course, many other things also contribute to this disorder but a disturbance in the sleep cycle has a major impact on the brain and mental health. Since bipolar disorder is a kind of chronic and relapsing illness. Therefore, timely good treatment is a must.

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Topics: sleep habits, mental, prevention, bipolar disorder, mental health

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