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How effective is the treatment for non-24-hour-sleep-wake disorder?

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Treatment success varies from person to person. One survey found that a combination of therapies brought "moderate" or "marked" improvement in 31% of people.

If you still have some symptoms after treatment, get help from your doctor and family members about managing your lifestyle to fit your changing sleep-wake cycle. You may need advice from a mental health professional to help you work through the challenges of a shifting schedule.

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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