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

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
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Dr. Ranji Varghese
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Shift work sleep disorder is a type of circadian rhythm disorder. It is typically associated with difficulty getting to sleep when you need to and feeling sleepy when you need to be awake.
This is because sleep/wake circadian rhythms have a role in regulating the neural systems in our brains that promote sleep and wake.

In brief: Yes

Shift work sleep disorder is a type of circadian rhythm disorder. It is typically associated with difficulty getting to sleep when you need to and feeling sleepy when you need to be awake.
This is because sleep/wake circadian rhythms have a role in regulating the neural systems in our brains that promote sleep and wake.
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