G47.2: Disorders of the sleep-wake schedule

Your sleep-wake cycle is upset.

There are different reasons why we sleep. The reasons have not been fully understood. So far we know, for example, that sleep helps the body to recover. Sleep also develops the memory, and it brings feelings into equilibrium. Sleep has a particular sequence. There are deep sleep phases and lighter sleep phases. These phases alternate during sleep. The sleep-wake cycle is controlled by different influences such as messenger substances in the body. These messenger substances can be influenced by activity and light.

Your sleep-wake cycle has changed or is no longer consistent. You sleep when other people are awake. Or you are awake when other people are sleeping.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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