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 â€œSleep Disordersâ€ OR â€œSleepâ€,â€œBlindnessâ€ OR â€œVisually 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.
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