Non-24-hour Sleep Wake Disorder Support & Resources

This content was created by the National Sleep Foundation

Most physicians and Non-24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder (Non-24) patients are unfamiliar with the circadian rhythm disorder because large-scale studies of both sighted and totally blind patients have yet to be conducted. Such studies are crucial in developing criteria for diagnosis. Without progress in research and the availability of support groups, Non-24 patients continue to suffer devastating economic and social blunders. Simply telling Non-24 patients to "try harder" will not help their condition because they have no control of their disorder.