Chronobiological Disorders: Current and Prevalent Conditions

Chronobiological Disorders: Current and Prevalent Conditions

Autor Bittencourt, Lia R. A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Santos-Silva, Rogerio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
De Mello, Marco T. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Andersen, Monica L. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Tufik, Sergio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo In recent decades, the hectic lifestyle of industrialized societies has wrought its effects on the quality of sleep, and these effects are evidenced by a profusion of sleep-related disorders. Regular exposure to artificial light, coupled with social and economic pressures have shortened the time spent asleep. Otherwise, Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders are characterized by desynchronization between the intrinsic circadian clock and the extrinsic cycles of light/dark and social activities. This desynchronization produces excessive sleepiness and insomnia. the International Classification of Sleep Disorders describes nine sleep disorders under the category of Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders. Currently, this diagnosis is made based on the patient's history, a sleep log alone, or the sleep logs and actigraphy conducted for at least 7 days. This review contains an overview of current treatment options, including chronotherapy, timed bright light exposure, and administration of exogenous melatonin.
Assunto Circadian rhythm sleep disorders
Delayed and advanced sleep phase disorders
Irregular sleep-wake rhythm
Free-running rhythm
Jet lag
Shift work
Idioma Inglês
Data 2010-03-01
Publicado em Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. New York: Springer/plenum Publishers, v. 20, n. 1, p. 21-32, 2010.
ISSN 1053-0487 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Editor Springer
Extensão 21-32
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000275415700003

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