Research Platform
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Circadian Rhythms, Sleep, and Chronic Disease: A Look Into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Article Information
Musculoskeletal Impairments / Basic Research
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2020
Circadian Rhythms, Sleep, and Chronic Disease: A Look Into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505124. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP201C
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505124. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP201C
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

Circadian rhythms are physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a daily cycle. They help influence sleep and wake patterns and can be useful in identification of maladaptive sleep patterns that are known to exacerbate symptoms of rare disease. This research explored circadian rhythms and sleep in young males with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and age-matched unaffected males. Understanding circadian rhythms is pivotal for successful sleep intervention.

Primary Author and Speaker: Amy Hartman

Additional Authors and Speakers: Roxanna Bendixen

Contributing Authors: Lauren Terhorst, Natalie Little, Chin-Hao Yeh