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

Authors

  • 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

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3823/2238

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 “Sleepâ€,“Blindness†OR “Visually Impairedâ€

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.

Author Biographies

Kézia Katiane Medeiros da Silva

Departamento de enfermagem da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte

Milva Maria Figueiredo De Martino, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte

doctor teacher

Giovanna Karinny Pereira Cruz, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte

doctor teacher

Marcos Antonio Ferreira Junior

doctor teacher

Ana Luisa Brandão de Carvalho Lira

doctor teacher

Allyne Fortes Vitor

doctor teacher

Clarissa Maria Bandeira Bezerra

Master in Nursing

Dania Maria da Silva

undergraduate nursing student

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Published

2017-02-03

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Neuroscience

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