Circadian-rhythm sleep disorders in persons who are totally blind

Robert L. Sack, Mary L. Blood, Rod J. Hughes, Alfred J. Lewy

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Abstract

People who are totally blind are prone to a cyclic form of insomnia, designated in medical terminology as non-24-hour sleep-wake syndrome. It is caused by a lack of synchrony between the internal body clock and the daily sloop-wake schedule. This article describes the clinical features and biological basis of the disorder and discusses the implications for its management and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-161
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
Volume92
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Rehabilitation

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