Sleep Circadian Rhythm
This is a 24 hour internal body clock that runs in the background of your brain and is responsible for determining your sleeping patters such as your sleep and wake up cycle. It’s the feeling you get when you are energized and drowsy around the same times every day and can be caused by shift work, time zone changes, medical problems (inc. Alzheimer and Parkinson’s disease), pregnancy and mental health problems.
Circadian Rhythms may lead to sleep disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, or eating and digestion habits.
- Difficulties maintaining sleep
- Daytime sleepiness
- Poor daily productivity
- Digestive problems
Possible treatments for Circadian Rhythm sleep disorder include:
- Modifications to your sleep environment or sleep routines
- Bright light therapy to advance or delay sleep
- Sleep phase chronotherapy to progressively advance or delay the sleep time by 1-2 hours per day.
- Medications or dietary supplements