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Are circadian rhythm disorders hereditary?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Circadian rhythm

Not really.
..But, when a parent suffers with a circadian rhythm disturbance, it can often affect spouse and children, but there is no genetic link that is passed to progeny. The link would be solely environmental.

In brief: Circadian rhythm

Not really.
..But, when a parent suffers with a circadian rhythm disturbance, it can often affect spouse and children, but there is no genetic link that is passed to progeny. The link would be solely environmental.
Dr. Brian Affleck
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