An actigraphy study investigating sleep in bipolar I patients, unaffected siblings and controls

Research paper by Sanne Verkooijen, Annet H. van Bergen, Stefan E. Knapen, Annabel Vreeker, Lucija Abramovic, Lucia Pagani, Yoon Jung, Rixt Riemersma van der Lek, Robert A. Schoevers, Joseph S. Takahashi, René S. Kahn, Marco P.M. Boks, Roel A. Ophoff

Indexed on: 13 Oct '16Published on: 11 Oct '16Published in: Journal of Affective Disorders


Disturbances in sleep and waking patterns are highly prevalent during mood episodes in bipolar disorder. The question remains whether these disturbances persist during phases of euthymia and whether they are heritable traits of bipolar disorder. The current study investigates objective sleep measures in a large sample of bipolar I patients, non-affected siblings and controls.

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