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How can medications help with treating non-24-hour-sleep-wake disorder?

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Your doctor may recommend a prescription drug that targets the parts of the brain that control the timing of the sleep-wake cycle.

SOURCES:

Circadian Sleep Disorders Network: "Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Non-24-hour sleep-wake disorder."

National Sleep Foundation: "What Is Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder?" "Tips for Talking to Your Doctor About Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder," "Sleep Drive and Your Body Clock."

National Institutes of Health: "Circadian Rhythms Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

SOURCES:

Circadian Sleep Disorders Network: "Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Non-24-hour sleep-wake disorder."

National Sleep Foundation: "What Is Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder?" "Tips for Talking to Your Doctor About Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder," "Sleep Drive and Your Body Clock."

National Institutes of Health: "Circadian Rhythms Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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