Circadian Rhythm Directory
Circadian rhythm disorders are disruptions in a person's circadian rhythm -- a name given to the "internal body clock" that regulates the (approximately) 24-hour cycle of biological processes in animals and plants. Circadian rhythms are important in determining human sleeping patterns. When your body clock gets off schedule -- as can occur when traveling, working the night shift, or taking certain medications -- problems may develop that affect sleep. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about circadian rhythm disorder, what causes it, how to treat it, and much more.
Behavioral Treatment of Circadian Rhythm Disorder
WebMD explains circadian rhythm disorders - when sleep is out of sync with your body's natural rhythm - and how to get a good night's sleep.
Testing for Circadian Rhythm Disorder
WebMD explains tests used to pinpoint sleep problems.
Drugs to Treat Circadian Rhythm Disorder
WebMD provides an overview of medications used to treat circadian rhythm disorders, including those caused by jet lag and shift work.
Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder
The causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of non-24-hour sleep-wake-disorder (Non-24), a condition that disrupts your ability to go to sleep at night and stay awake during the day.
10 Ways to Reset Your Sleep Cycle
Are jet lag, night shifts, or insomnia dragging you down? Learn how to reset your sleep clock for better, more restful sleep.
Daytime Tips to Get a Better Night's Sleep
Find out what you can do during the daytime to help you sleep better at night.
10 Ways to Reset Your Sleep Cycle
You don't have to take sleep problems lying down. Try these 10 tips to get your sleep cycle back in sync.
Surviving Night Shift Sleep Problems and Health Effects
WebMD explains what shift work sleep disorder is and how you can maintain a healthy life and get the sleep you need while working late shift hours.
Daylight Savings Time and Sleep
Why are so many of us disoriented by the time change each year? Get tips on adjusting more quickly.
Video: Adjust for Daylight Saving Time
You’ve adjusted your clock to daylight saving time, but have you adjusted your body?
Are You a Night Owl?
Learn how to fall asleep before your second wind kicks in.
Helping the Blind Re-set Their Body Clocks
For those who are blind, their body clocks tend to drift which can be devastating.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Sleep Disorders
Pictures show you the symptoms, causes, tests, and treatments for sleep problems.
Slideshow: 12 Causes of Fatigue and How to Fight It
Always tired? WebMD examines causes and fixes for fatigue.
Slideshow: What to do Today to Sleep Better Tonight
See how to get better sleep with tips about diet, exercise, scheduling, and more.
Slideshow: Can't Sleep? It Could Be What You're Eating
Could a good night’s sleep come down to your diet? Discover which foods hinder sleep and which foods promote restful slumber.
Quiz: The Science of Sleep
The Science of Sleep. What happens in your brain and body while you slumber? Find out in this quiz.
Sleep Quiz: Why You Need Your ZZZs
Take this quiz and test your knowledge of sleep -- deprivation, insomnia, and nightmares.
Quiz: What's Wrecking Your Sleep?
Quiz: What's Wrecking Your Sleep? Stress, alcohol, and illness can keep you up. Find out what else might ruin your rest in this quiz.