The Practice to Choose for Circadian Rhythm Disorders Treatment
The experienced sleep medicine specialists at West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center—an American Commission for Health Care Services (ACHC)- accredited clinic that has seen more than 10,000 patients since 2004—are pleased to offer circadian rhythm disorders treatment to individuals in Ventura County, California, and beyond. Not only do we provide in-person care at our offices in Oxnard and Camarillo, but we also treat patients remotely through our innovative telemedicine service.
What Is a Circadian Rhythm Disorder?
Circadian rhythm disorders occur when the body’s internal clock becomes disrupted, making it difficult to sleep and wake up at the correct times. Some examples of circadian rhythm disorders include:
- Advanced sleep phase disorder
- Delayed sleep phase disorder
- Irregular sleep-wake rhythm disorder
- Jet lag
- Non-24-hour sleep-wake syndrome
- Shift work disorder
Difficulty sleeping can cause fatigue, which can in turn lead to daytime sleepiness, stress, depression, and trouble keeping up with work, school, and social obligations.
How Are Circadian Rhythm Disorders Treated?
Circadian rhythm disorders treatment will vary among patients depending on factors such as the type of disorder present, the severity of symptoms, and the individual’s lifestyle. With that being said, treatment for a circadian rhythm sleep disorder may involve:
- Bright light therapy
- Lifestyle changes (such as maintaining a regular sleep schedule, exercising, and avoiding certain substances and activities before bed)
Meet With a Circadian Rhythm Disorder Specialist
If you suspect that you might have a circadian rhythm disorder, the best thing you can do is consult with a sleep medicine specialist to confirm your diagnosis and explore potential treatment options. Contact West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center today to request an in-person or telemedicine appointment—both of our Ventura County, CA, locations offer same- and next-day scheduling. We look forward to meeting with you and helping you take the next step forward with your circadian rhythm disorders treatment.