Maintaining sleep and physical activity alleviate mood instability.

  title={Maintaining sleep and physical activity alleviate mood instability.},
  author={Rudy Cecil Bowen and Lloyd D. Balbuena and Marilyn Baetz and Laura Schwartz},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  volume={57 5},
OBJECTIVE Building on previous work indicating that mood instability is the hallmark of neuroticism, our aim was to examine whether changes in exercise, sleep duration and leisure predicted decreases in mood instability with time. METHODS We used data from 3374 participants of the British Health and Lifestyle Study who answered the Eysenck Personality Inventory-Neuroticism subscale (EPI-N) and the General Health Questionnaire on two occasions 7 years apart. We predicted mood instability… CONTINUE READING
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