By Cara Murez
MONDAY, April 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Consistently good sleep is important for everyone, but it is particularly important for patients with schizophrenia, a new study suggests.
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, along with collaborators in Italy, used wrist monitors to measure activity and rest in 250 people, including 150 patients with schizophrenia, in both outpatient settings and in psychiatric hospitals.
The investigators found that the schizophrenia patients had erratic sleep patterns, dysregulated transitions between sleep and wake cycles, and excessively rigid daily routines that were predictive of worse symptoms.
“Regulating sleep and wake cycles is important for your…