Poor sleep patterns linked to mood disorders

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Researchers have connected irregular sleep patterns with mood disorders and depression.

Disrupting the body's circadian rhythm by going to bed late and using smartphones late at night maybe impacting people's mental health.

Research published in the Lancet suggests people more active at night than in the day are up to 10% more likely to be found to have a mood disorder.

The study found higher rates of depression, unhappiness, bipolar disorder, loneliness, mood instability and poor reaction-times in individuals with disrupted body clocks, the BBC reported.

Speaking in the Guardian, a researcher recommended not using mobile phones, or getting drinks late at night, and avoiding other activities at night.

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VOICEOVER (in English):

"Disrupting the body's circadian rhythm by going to bed late and using smartphones late at night maybe impacting people's mental health."

"Research published in the Lancet suggests people more active at night than in the day are up to 10% more likely to be found to have a mood disorder."

"Speaking in the Guardian, a researcher recommended not using mobile phones, or getting drinks late at night, and avoiding other activities at night."

SOURCES: The Guardian, BBC
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/may/15/disruption-of-daily-rhythms-linked-to-mental-health-problems
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-44113414