alexa Shift work and sleep: optimizing health, safety, and performance.


Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education

Author(s): Hartenbaum NP, Zee PC

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Shift work is a fundamental component of the US workforce and an integral part of the lifestyles of a large proportion of the population. More than 22 million Americans work on shifts as part of their work life. Emerging research suggests that shift workers are at higher risk for a range of metabolic disorders and diseases (eg, obesity, cardiovascular disease, peptic ulcers, gastrointestinal problems, abnormal blood glucose levels, and metabolic syndrome). Sleep disorders associated with shift work also pose a serious public health risk, as they can impair an individual's ability to perform effectively and may lead to occupational and traffic accidents.

This article was published in Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and referenced in Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education

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