Sleeplessness and Circadian Rhythm Disorder (cont.)
The following provide an outlook into some sleep disorders:
- Jet lag: This is a transient condition that has a good prognosis.
- Shift work: Abrupt changes in schedule and
counterclockwise shifts are associated with daytime sleepiness and impaired
performance. Older persons may not adjust well to shift changes.
- DSPS: This is typically seen in adolescents and young
adults. This sleep pattern often resolves in adulthood.
- ASPS: This is prominent in the elderly and often responds well to a combination of behavioral and pharmacologic intervention.
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