A Look At Non-24 Sleep Disorder With The Center for Sleep & Wake Disorders
February 21, 2014
Discussion of & Focusing on Non-24 Circadian Rhythm Disorder
It’s a condition not well known by physicians and patients. Non-24 Sleep Disorder is a serious and long-term circadian rhythm disorder occurring in nearly 70 percent of people who are totally blind. People with “Non-24” have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep through the night as well as significant daytime sleepiness decreasing overall functionality and greatly impacting their lives. Many people impacted do not realize there’s an underlying issue with their master body clock that has left them and their sleep patterns out of sync with the 24 hour day. Join sleep expert, Dr. Helene Emsellem from the Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders, and Anthony, a totally blind individual living with Non-24, as they offer-up insights on this condition and bring-to-light the impact Non-24 has on day-to-day life.
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