Circadian Rhythm Disorders Treatment

Jan 12, 2023

Welcome to the page dedicated to providing comprehensive information on circadian rhythm disorders and their effective treatment. At MUIR DIABLO OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE, we understand the impact that disruption to your sleep-wake cycle can have on your overall health and well-being.

Understanding Circadian Rhythm Disorders

Circadian rhythm disorders refer to a group of conditions that affect the body's internal clock, leading to disruptions in the sleep-wake cycle. These disorders can manifest in various ways, including:

  • Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS)
  • Advanced Sleep Phase Syndrome (ASPS)
  • Irregular Sleep-Wake Rhythm
  • Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder
  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD)

Causes and Symptoms

Circadian rhythm disorders can have several causes, including genetic factors, environmental influences, and certain medical conditions. Individuals experiencing circadian rhythm disorders may notice symptoms such as:

  • Difficulty falling asleep at the desired time
  • Frequent awakenings during the night
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Impaired cognitive function
  • Mood disturbances
  • Decreased overall performance and productivity

Effective Treatments for Circadian Rhythm Disorders

At MUIR DIABLO OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE, our team of expert sleep specialists and healthcare professionals is dedicated to providing personalized treatment options for circadian rhythm disorders. We employ a comprehensive approach that may include:

  • Sleep assessment and diagnosis: Our experienced practitioners will conduct a thorough evaluation of your sleep patterns, medical history, and lifestyle to accurately identify the type and severity of your circadian rhythm disorder.
  • Behavioral interventions: We will work closely with you to develop an individualized plan that includes modifying sleep habits, establishing a consistent routine, and implementing relaxation techniques to promote healthy sleep-wake cycles.
  • Light therapy: Light exposure is a powerful cue for regulating the body's internal clock. We may recommend light therapy, which involves controlled exposure to specific wavelengths of light, at appropriate times to help reset your circadian rhythm.
  • Medication: In some cases, medication may be prescribed to help regulate sleep patterns temporarily or when other interventions are not sufficient. Our experienced sleep specialists will carefully evaluate your specific needs and determine if medication is an appropriate option for you.
  • Continuous support: Our commitment to your improved sleep health extends beyond the initial treatment phase. We provide ongoing support and monitoring to ensure long-term success in managing your circadian rhythm disorder.


If you are struggling with a circadian rhythm disorder and seeking professional assistance, MUIR DIABLO OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE is here to help. Our experienced team understands the complex nature of these disorders and will work closely with you to develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Don't let your sleep-wake cycle disruptions affect your overall well-being. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards better sleep and improved quality of life.

Kristin Zeimen
This page is incredibly helpful in understanding circadian rhythm disorders and their treatment options. 😊 It's great to have a resource like this to learn more about the impact of disrupted sleep-wake cycles on overall health and well-being. Thank you!
Nov 11, 2023