Sleep Disorders Related To Circadian Rhythm In People With Visual Impairment: Integrative Review

  • Kézia Katiane Medeiros da Silva
  • Milva Maria Figueiredo De Martino Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Giovanna Karinny Pereira Cruz Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Marcos Antonio Ferreira Junior
  • Ana Luisa Brandão de Carvalho Lira
  • Allyne Fortes Vitor
  • Clarissa Maria Bandeira Bezerra
  • Dania Maria da Silva

Abstract

Objective:  to analyze the scientific production on sleep disorders and circadian rhythmicity in blind people.


Method: Integrative review of articles published in Portuguese, English and Spanish on the basis of PUBMED, CINAHL, SCOPUS and LILACS electronic data, using the descriptors “Sleep Disorders” OR “Sleep”,“Blindness” OR “Visually Impaired”


Results: 8 articles were selected.The circadian rhythm sleep disorders and clinical manifes<AQ1tations identified were categorized according to the International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD-3) of 2014.


Discussion: It was verified the prevalence of sleep disorders in people with visual impairment, such as: increased latency of sleep, reduced sleep time, excessive daytime sleepiness and fragmented sleep.


Conclusion: Knowing sleep disorders and circadian rhythmicity of people with visual impairment is required for premeditation of care plans that safely regulate the sleep-wake cycle in these individuals.

Published
Feb 3, 2017
How to Cite
MEDEIROS DA SILVA, Kézia Katiane et al. Sleep Disorders Related To Circadian Rhythm In People With Visual Impairment: Integrative Review. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, feb. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/2035>. Date accessed: 23 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2238.
Section
Neuroscience

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