All people run on their own biological clock, known as the circadian rhythm. For sighted individuals, this internal clock resets to an approximately 24-hour day with exposure to light. The circadian rhythm is essential to guiding daily activities, including sleep patterns, body temperature, blood pressure, and appetite. In non–24-hour sleep-wake rhythm disorder (N24SWD or Non-24), the circadian rhythm is disrupted, which leads to irregularities in the normal 24-hour day-night cycle. This disruption is most commonly seen in people who are completely blind and unable to perceive light. When there is no light signal or intrinsic way to reset their internal clock to a 24-hour day, the result is a gradual drift in the timing of the individual’s daily activities over time. This is because the inherent internal clock (circadian rhythm) is not exactly 24-hours, but ranges from 23.8 to 25 hours. This occurs in about 55-70% of totally blind people. N24SWD can also occur in sighted individuals, though the cause is unclear.