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Symptoms of Non-24

The symptoms of Non-24 are different for everyone

Sam, age 25: "I have a lot of difficulty staying awake in the middle of the day. Non-24 affects your whole life in general."

Non-24 is a chronic, circadian rhythm disorder. Its range of symptoms can happen at night and during the day, and they can be mild or severe. The Non-24 experience varies from person to person.

Which of these symptoms do you have?

  • You have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep.
  • You wake up groggy or not feeling as if you've gotten enough rest.
  • You find yourself sleeping during the day or falling asleep unexpectedly.
  • You find it difficult to function at work or at school.
  • You have sleep patterns that are different from most people you know.
  • You find it hard to concentrate.
  • Your relationships are strained.
  • You're irritable due to sleep deprivation.
  • You suffer from sluggishness and forgetfulness.
  • The time your body wants to sleep seems to shift over time.
  • You fight to stay awake during the day, at work or at school.
  • You're frustrated because no one seems to understand what you're going through.
  • You feel like you're in a never-ending battle between sleeplessness and exhaustion.
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Learn about the symptoms of Non-24

In this video, people living with Non-24 talk about how the symptoms affect them.

If you have one or more of the symptoms of Non-24, speak with your doctor

If you're totally blind, your circadian rhythms may be out of sync as a result of Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder.

How can you know if you have Non-24? Your symptoms and history are the best indicators. Speak with your doctor and make a determination together. The Doctor Discussion Guide on this site contains information about Non-24 and advice about how to talk to your doctor about it. It will help you start the conversation with your doctor. In addition, there's more detailed information in the Non-24 overview video.

Few doctors know about Non-24. That means that your knowledge may be a good introduction for your healthcare professional. Working together, it is possible for you to manage the symptoms of Non-24, lessening their impact on your life at work and at home.