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Shiftwork and Sleep Disruption: What Are the Consequences?


Shiftwork disorder, a pattern of daytime sleepiness and insomnia that is a result of working during the usual time for sleep, is just one of the negative sequelae.

There are approximatley 21 million Americans engaged in shiftwork at any given time. Working while "the rest of the world" sleeps is associated with significant morbidity.

Shift workers are more vulnerable for which of the following disorders?A. Metabolic syndrome
B. Mood disorders
C. Heart disease
D. Cancer
E. A and C only
F. All of the above

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