Non-24-hour Sleep Wake Disorder Treatment & Care

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Treatments for Non-24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder (Non-24) are aimed at resynchronizing the patient's internal body clock to the 24-hour day-night cycle. While appropriately timed light exposure that resets the phase (i.e., timing) of the internal body clock to the 24-hour day-night cycle is important to most people and other mammals, light exposure is only effective in the sighted. Dietary melatonin is a commonly used treatment for Non-24, although no large-scale clinical trials of melatonin therapy for Non-24 have been conducted to date.