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Disorders of Circadian Rhythm 

Disorders of Circadian Rhythm
Chapter:
Disorders of Circadian Rhythm
Source:
Acute and Emergent Events in Sleep Disorders
Author(s):

Jeff S. Kwon

and Phyllis C. Zee

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780195377835.003.0005

Chapter 5 provides a review of the basic principles of circadian biology and its role in sleep regulation, daytime alertness, and performance, as well as the impact of circadian misalignment on neurocognitive performance and the potential risks for accidents and occupational hazards. It also addresses treatment approaches to improve circadian alignment and increase performance and safety in individuals with circadian misalignment.

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