Abnormal sleep is known to increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Sleeping too little or too long, as well as chronic insomnia significantly increase the risk of illness and death related to cardiovascular disease. This is probably related to the fact that chronically disturbed sleep increases the risk of obesity, hypertension, and diabetes, known risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Irregular sleep patterns and insomnia increase relapse risk and predict poor response in individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
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