What happens when the circadian rhythm goes wrong?

Disorders affecting the sleep-wake cycle have many negative health consequences

Disturbances of the circadian rhythm are becoming more prevalent in our society.

Sleep disorders can arise from intrinsic pathophysiology or can be externally imposed by an individual’s environment.

They can arise due to intrinsic pathology of the circadian system, illness, or the influence of environmental factors such as light exposure and shiftwork during times typically scheduled for sleep.

An estimated 1.9 million