What are the symptoms of shift work sleep disorder?

Shift work sleep disorder causes a variety of symptoms. People with the condition, according to the National Sleep FoundationOff Site Icon (NSF), can suffer from:

  • depression
  • difficulty with personal relationships
  • excessive sleepiness during times you need to be alert, awake, and productive
  • insomnia, including trouble falling asleep or waking after too little sleep
  • irritability
  • lack of concentration
  • low energy
  • unrefreshing sleep

Though most people who do shift work experience at least some of these symptoms, shift work sleep disorder is an ongoing issue, in which the symptoms start to cause problems with your work and family life, according to the NSF.

Talk to your doctor for more information about symptoms of shift work sleep disorder.

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