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Shift work and sleep

shift work and sleep

edit Caffeine is the most widely used alerting drug in the world and has been shown to improve alertness in simulated night work. It can be very upsetting to arrive home extremely fatigued only to find that is impossible to fall asleep after getting into bed in the morning (Epstein Mardon, 2007). Rosekind MR, Graeber RC, Dinges DF, Connel LJ, Rountree MS, Gillen. Although addressing these issues may require some investment up front for training and other measures, the bottom line is that improved sleep in workers may lead to improved productivity. Schweitzer PK, Muehlbach MJ, Walsh. Hypnotics and sedatives, however, should be used sparingly and for short periods of time. It can also increase your risk of cancer. This kind of misalignment can result in problems such as difficulty falling and staying asleep as well as excessive daytime sleepiness. 8 Gradual delays (nudging the circadian system about an hour per day) has been shown in a laboratory setting to maintain synchrony between sleep and the endogenous circadian rhythms, 9 but this schedule is impractical for most real world settings.

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Disturbed sleep and fatigue in occupational burnout. Wierwille WW, Ellsworth. Rogers NL, Dinges. "Sleepiness/alertness on a simulated night shift following sleep at home with triazolam". Shift work sleep disorder: prevalence and consequences beyond that of symptomatic day workers.