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What causes circadian rhythm disorders?

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Circadian rhythm disorders can be caused by many factors, including:

  • Shift work
  • Pregnancy
  • Time zone changes
  • Medications
  • Changes in routine such as staying up late or sleeping in
  • Medical problems including Alzheimer's or Parkinson disease
  • Mental health problems

From: Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Disorders WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE:  . American Sleep Association.
The National Sleep Foundation

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 25, 2018

SOURCE:  . American Sleep Association.
The National Sleep Foundation

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 25, 2018

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