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Shift work sleep disorder

Shift work sleep disorder: Introduction

Shift work sleep disorder: Shift work sleep disorder is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder which affects people who change their work or sleep schedules frequently or work longterm on other than the day shift. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Shift work sleep disorder is available below.

Symptoms of Shift work sleep disorder

Treatments for Shift work sleep disorder

  • Decrease the number of night shifts worked in a row
  • Avoid extended work hours. Avoid working prolonged shifts and putting in excessive overtime
  • Avoid long commutes, which can take time away from sleeping
  • Avoid frequently rotating shifts. It is more difficult to deal with rotating shifts than it is to work the same shift for a longer period of time
  • Caffeine and prescription wake promoting drug such as modafinil have some role in promoting wakefulness during work hours. But the best strategy is to get adequate sleep
  • more treatments...»

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Shift work sleep disorder: Complications

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  • Increased accidents
  • Increased work-related errors
  • Increased sick leave
  • Increased irritability, mood problems
  • more complications...»

Causes of Shift work sleep disorder

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Misdiagnosis and Shift work sleep disorder

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Shift work sleep disorder

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