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