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

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In phototherapy, you are exposed to bright light early in the morning from a light box. Late in the day, you wear special goggles to avoid light.

Doctors usually try light therapy only after your sleep hours are back to normal, and it works only in people who have vision. It helps your eyes send the right signal to your brain about light and dark.

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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