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Non-24-hour sleep-wake syndrome

Non-24-hour sleep-wake syndrome: Introduction

Non-24-hour sleep-wake syndrome: Non-24 hour sleep-wake syndrome is a chronic steady pattern comprising one- to two-hour daily delays in sleep onset and wake times in an individual living in society. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Non-24-hour sleep-wake syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Non-24-hour sleep-wake syndrome

  • Daily delays in onset of sleep
  • Daily delays in onset of wakefulness
  • In people with this disorder, the body essentially insists that the day is longer than 24 hours and refuses to adjust to the external light/dark cycle. This makes it impossible to sleep at normal times and also causes daily shifts in other aspects of the circadian rhythms such as peak time of alertness, body temperature minimum and hormone secretion.
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Treatments for Non-24-hour sleep-wake syndrome

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Causes of Non-24-hour sleep-wake syndrome

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Misdiagnosis and Non-24-hour sleep-wake syndrome

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Non-24-hour sleep-wake syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Non-24-hour sleep-wake syndrome: Animations

Statistics for Non-24-hour sleep-wake syndrome

Non-24-hour sleep-wake syndrome: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Non-24-hour sleep-wake syndrome:

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Non-24-hour sleep-wake syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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