Review article

Modern Opportunities for Correction of Circadian Rhythm Disorders

Samoylov A.S.1, Rylova N.V.1, Bolshakov I.V.1, Galkina E.V.1

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1 State Research Center – Burnasyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center of Federal Medical Biological Agency, Moscow, Russian Federation

UDC 796.034.6:616.03

Pp. 49–52

Abstract. The aim of the study is to systematize data on modern opportunities for correction of circadian rhythm disorders.

Materials and research methods. The domestic and foreign literature on the prevention and treatment of desynchronosis was analyzed. The search was performed using electronic databases MEDLINE, Embase, Scopus, Web of Science, and eLIBRARY for 2012-2021. The keywords “desynchronosis”, “treatment”, “prevention” and their combinations were used for the search.

Research results and their analysis. The results of the research showed that the following methods of correction of circadian rhythm disturbances are currently available: diet, taking melatonin, changing sleep regime, changing physical activity schedule. It was noted that when forming an optimal training schedule, it is important to take into account the chronotype of the athlete. Exogenous melatonin can be used to normalize sleep, but turning off artificial light 1.5-2 hours before sleep and not eating at night is considered a better option. This approach will allow the athlete to maximize his/her potential, to achieve better athletic performance and to prevent desynchronosis.

Keywords: athletes, chronotype, circadian rhythms, correction, desynchronosis

For citation: Samoylov A.S., Rylova N.V., Bolshakov I.V., Galkina E.V. Modern Opportunities for Correction of Circadian Rhythm Disorders. Meditsina Katastrof = Disaster Medicine. 2022;1:49–52 (In Russ.). https://doi.org/10.33266/2070-1004-2022-1-49-52



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The material was received 05.04.21; the article after peer review procedure 10.03.22; the Editorial Board accepted the article for publication 21.03.22