Successful validation of two criteria to detect latent circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorder

Takeaway

  • The relationship between getting up on a workday (GUw) vs. a free day (GUf), as well as the relationship between GUw and the peak time of the Per3 clock gene (P3PT) can be used to detect latent circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorder (LCRSWD).

Why this matters

  • This study provides criteria that can be used to identify individuals with LCRSWD who are otherwise hard to detect due to their apparent normal sleeping routines; from this, they can begin to access the correct treatment and management programs.