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Circadian rhythm sleep disorders

Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders

Alex Tracy-Gould


What are they

What are they?

  • Circadian rhythm sleep disorders are a family of sleep disorders that center around the time periods in which a person sleeps. Offsets in the brain’s master circadian clock, the suprachiasmaticnucleus (SCN), which controls the sleep-wake cycle, along with various other cycles (such as hormone levels and body temperature) are what the disorders create.


Symptoms of a crsd

Symptoms of a CRSD

  • With circadian rhythm sleep disorders, any of the following symptoms may be present:-Having a hard time getting to sleep-Struggling to stay asleep, waking up often in the night-Waking up early and not being able to fall asleep again-Sleep is non-restorative or lacking in quality.


Types of disorders

Types of disorders

  • There are six classified types of circadian rhythm sleep disorders. These are:

  • Delayed sleep phase disorder (DSP)

  • Advanced sleep phase disorder (ASP)

  • Jet lag disorder

  • Shift work disorder

  • Irregular sleep-wake rhythm

  • Free running (nonentrained) type


Circadian rhythm sleep disorders

  • http://www.aasmnet.org/resources/factsheets/crsd.pdf


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