Vanda Pharmaceutical Presents Sleep Disorder Info

July 19, 2011

On June 28, 2011, William Hoos, a Vanda Pharmaceutical representative, visited the Center for Vision Loss to speak to our consumers about a common sleep disorder that affects people who are totally blind.  He also provided details on the clinic trials that Vanda Pharmaceuticals is conducting on a medication to help this condition. Click to hear the audio version of this presentation.

Those who are totally blind often find that their sleep patterns differ from the rest of the world. This could be due to a real sleep problem related to the lack of light needed by the body’s internal clock. The name for this condition is Non-24 Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder. Mr. Hoos educated the audience on the characteristics of the condition. He also invited interested audience members to contact Vanda for further information about the study. There is still time to enroll in the study or learn more about it.

There are several ways to get more information:  Call 1-888-389-7033; E-mail; take a sleep survey directly at or visit the Vanda Pharmaceutical website at There is also a new educational website devoted to information about the sleep disorder at

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