Shift work disorder

What is Shift work disorder?

Shift work sleep disorder (SWSD) is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder characterized by insomnia and excessive sleepiness affecting people whose work hours overlap with the typical sleep period. There are numerous shift work schedules, and they may be permanent, intermittent, or rotating; consequently, the manifestations of SWSD are quite variable.

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Hi I just started working nights when my husband lost his job and we now have no insurance. Are you able to help with shift work disorder or...

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Dear dr, for the past 3 weeks I've been feeling like I am going mad as if my head was going to explode. I cannot focus for long periods on the...

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Possible shift work disorder.

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Hi Mam,

I understand your concern.

You seem to have possible Shift work Disorder....

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I have Sleep work disorder characterized by insomina and excessive sleepmiess during my work hours overlapping with the typical sleep period and...

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Shift work disorder is characterized by excessive sleepiness when...

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