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Here is a quick mnemonic “PACEMAKER to remember about Advanced Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Advanced Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder : How To Remember Easily ?

  • P – Patients with ASWPD cannot sleep past 5:00 a.m.
  • A – ASWPD patients are sleepy during the evening hours, even in social settings.
  • C – Circadian rhythm sleep disorder can interfere with a normal social life for ASWPD patients.
  • E – Even in the case of age-related ASWPD, there is an early-onset familial variant of the condition.
  • M – Missense mutations in circadian clock components contribute to ASWPD in certain families.
  • A – ASWPD patients show an early onset of dim-light melatonin secretion.
  • K – Patients with ASWPD may benefit from bright light and/or blue-enriched phototherapy.
  • E – Early wakening due to insomnia is different from ASWPD.
  • R – Resetting the circadian pacemaker to a later hour can be achieved with light therapy.

Mnemonic : PACEMAKER

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department