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Doctor insights on: Are Circadian Rhythm Disorders Hereditary

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Are circadian rhythm disorders hereditary?

Are circadian rhythm disorders hereditary?

Circadian rhythm: Good question. The short and long answer is yes. Advanced sleep phase and delayed have a well-established genetic link. The other circadian disturbances are not so well established (free running type or irregular sleep/wake schedule. ...Read more

Rhythm (Definition)

Rhythm "any regular recurring motion, symmetry may be generally defined as a movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions, this general meaning of regular recurrence or pattern in time may be applied to a wide variety of cyclical natural phenomena having a periodicity or frequency of anything microseconds ...Read more


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To sun lamps help with circadian rhythm disorder?

To sun lamps help with circadian rhythm disorder?

They do: I've been practicing medicine in the midwest for 23 years. Between october and march, we may get 2-3 minutes worth of sun in 6 months. Vitamind deficiency is scarily common here, so anything that can safely provide light therapy without increasing skin damage I strongly recommend. Sorry, I might have exaggerated a bit on the midwest sunlight thing. We get 10 minutes... ...Read more

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How do you use a sun lamp for a circadian rhythm disorder?

How do you use a sun lamp for a circadian rhythm disorder?

Morning: It must be full spectrum white light. These are expensive. Used for "winter blues", technically known as seasonal adaptive disorder causing depression. Exposure to this light for about 2 hours at sunrise is often curative. The incas used to lie down at sunrise to expose themselves to the sun as part of their health program. ...Read more

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How does melatonin relate to circadian rhythm disorder?

How does melatonin relate to circadian rhythm disorder?

Melatonin: Melatonin feeds the system in regards to pineal glad. Melatonin is the "anti light hormone" so when our body should be preparing for sleep at night, melatonin is secreted telling us to prepare for sleep. What it is not is a sleep aid. Taking supplemental melatonin can be helpful if we are relatively difficient or are trying to iatrogenically adjust our rhythm (shift work, jet lag, etc). ...Read more

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What are circadian rhythm sleep disorders? Examples?

What are circadian rhythm sleep disorders? Examples?

Sleep phase disorder: Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders can occur for a number of reasons, and can best be assessed initially by a Psychologist or Physician expert in sleep disorders. A sleep study is usually ordered if the Doc believes it is a true Circadian Rhythm disorder as opposed to sleep habits. Don't let it go, sleep is a central component to overall health and emotional health. ...Read more

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Having circadian rhythm disorder since past 5 years. Sleeping pattern always messes up. What holistic supplements can be used to address this?

Having circadian rhythm disorder since past 5 years. Sleeping pattern always messes up. What holistic supplements can be used to address this?

Neurotransmitter: Lab test from NeuroScience lab www. Neurorelief. Com may prove helpful. They provide supplement formulas to address any imbalances found. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is shift work sleep disorder the same thing as circadian rhythm disorder?

Is shift work sleep disorder the same thing as circadian rhythm disorder?

One type of: Circadian rhythm sleep disorder is a persistent or recurring pattern of sleep disruption resulting either from an altered sleep-wake schedule or an inequality between a person's natural sleep-wake cycle and the sleep-related demands placed on him or her. the dsm-iv-tr lists four types of circadian rhythm sleep disorder: delayed sleep phase type, jet lag type, shift work type, and unspecified type. ...Read more

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Shift work sleep disorder, or circadian rhythm sleep disorder--how do I know difference?

Shift work sleep disorder, or circadian rhythm sleep disorder--how do I know difference?

One type of: Circadian rhythm sleep disorder is a persistent or recurring pattern of sleep disruption resulting either from an altered sleep-wake schedule or an inequality between a person's natural sleep-wake cycle and the sleep-related demands placed on him or her. the dsm-iv-tr lists four types of circadian rhythm sleep disorder: delayed sleep phase type, jet lag type, shift work type, and unspecified type. ...Read more

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Is there a special light to help the total blind to be able to use to improve the circadian rhythm and to resolve the sleep disorder?

It depends: Blue light seems to be best to help entrain circadian phase, however the use of light partially is dependent upon how receptive you are to light. There have been studies where light was still shown to help improve circadian rhythm in blind individuals, so it is still worth a try to see if it helps. ...Read more

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What are circadian rhythm sleep disorders related to sleep paralysis and nightmares?

What are circadian rhythm sleep disorders related to sleep paralysis and nightmares?

Sleep disorders: Sleep phase disorders may need to be diagnosed via sleep study and usually require really expert coaching to correct. Nightmares and often also sleep paralysis can easily be addressed with my No More Nightmares training. Please contact me if you request further details. ...Read more

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Explain the circadian rhythm.?

Explain the circadian rhythm.?

Circadian rhythm: Circadian rhythm refers to a natural physiologic cycle in which certain processes ebb and flow in a predictable pattern over the day. In humans the basic cycle is tied to the sun with sleeping at night and activity during the day. But there are other cycles. For example, your lung airways naturally get tighter at night (4 am) and that is why asthma patients often get their first symptoms at night. ...Read more

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What governs our circadian rhythm?

Light / dark: The brain takes in light in decreasing and increasing amounts depending on time of day and time of year, and a center in the brain, the suprachiasmatic nucleus, placed over the optic nerves, takes the information, and sets the "internal clock". This nucleus tells the pineal gland when to secrete melatonin, the hormone that tells us when we're supposed to get sleepy. ...Read more

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Can you change your circadian rhythm?

Can you change your circadian rhythm?

Yes: The common ingredients for changing your circadian or "daily" rhythm is about two key things: light and melatonin. There are two types of disorders regarding circadian rhythm, delayed sleep phase and advanced sleep phase. In delayed sleep phase disorder, you go to bed late and wake up late. The corrective treatment is to have light exposure when you wake up and take melatonin before bed. Suerte. ...Read more

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What's your circadian rhythm based on?

24 hour rhythms: Circadian rhythms are biological processes that typically oscillate on 24 hour patterns. These processes repeat independent of external stimuli, but can be altered by external stimuli. ...Read more

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What will make your circadian rhythm be off?

What will make your circadian rhythm be off?

Long distance travel: Across numerous time zones. Or rarely from a pituitary tumor. These two examples are assuming that your circadian rhythm was working normally in the first place. Many people have an abnormal circadian rhythm, for totally unknown reasons causing them to produce more urine by night than during the day. This causes bedwetting in some subjects. ...Read more

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How does travel change your body's circadian rhythm?

Time change: Time change and when it gets lights and dark affect your circadian rhythm. Body is responding to light and dark cues so when people travel those clues are given at "incorrect" time. Your body doesnot kow what to expect until it adapts over a few days. In general expect about 1-2 days for every hour of time difference. ...Read more

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Why our circadian rhythm changes its pattern sometimes?

See below: By definition, a circadian rhythm can be adjusted/reset by external stimuli. The best example of this is changing of our sleep schedules after overseas trips. ...Read more

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Is there a body clock that governs our circadian rhythm?

Yes: Natural circadian rhythm is known to be 25 hours. The "clock" is in the part of the brain which computes our ability to adapt to the mental and physical stresses imposed by environment. We compress the 25 hour to a 24 hour rhythm, thus adapting to our world. The 24 hour rhythm obeys the dark/light cycle and is indeed controlled by the computer in the brain. ...Read more

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What would you suggest I do to correct my circadian rhythm?

Habit: Circadian rhythm is a natural inborn function so if it is off it is usually because you got in a habit that got it off....So get in a new habit or routine. Waking regularly, eating regularly, going to bed regularly. Meditation can help as well as it relaxes the body. Acupuncture also can help by helping to restore balance to the body's functions. ...Read more

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How do you change your body's circadian rhythm by a few hours?

Slowly: You can change you wake sleep pattern slowly. If you have trouble falling asleep melatonin may help. I prefer the sublingual that goes under the tongue because the timing of the effect is more consistent. 1-3 mg is a usual starting dose. ...Read more

Dr. Vikas Jain
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Circadian Rhythm (Definition)

The circadian rhythm (biological clock) is the daily cycle of physical and mental activity in the body, based on a 24-hour period. The circadian rhythm helps regulate a person's sleep/wake cycle, and is affected by variations in the environment, such as the amount of daylight, the length of the night, the ...Read more