Sleeplessness and Circadian Rhythm Disorder (cont.)
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What is the follow-up for circadian rhythm disorder?
Persons with DSPS who respond initially to chronotherapy may gradually shift back to their old sleep pattern. Often, chronotherapy must be repeated every few months to maintain long-lasting results.
How are circadian rhythm disorders prevented?
Control of the sleep environment with regulation of light-dark exposure has been helpful to shift workers in maintaining sleep.
For shift workers, shifting the schedule in a clockwise direction is better tolerated.
What is the outlook for circadian rhythm disorders?
The following provide an outlook into some sleep disorders:
Medically reviewed by Peter O’Connor, MD; American Board of Otolaryngology with subspecialty in Sleep Medicine
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/27/2016
Mary E Cataletto, MD
Gila Hertz, PhD, ABSM
Selim R Benbadis, MD
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Stephen Berman, MD, PhD
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