Sleep Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about sleep.

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.

Learn more:

Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Mansi Amin, MD, SureCare Medical Center; Irina Gendler, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Aaron Kaibas, DO, Upper Valley Cardiology; Christopher Lauricella, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Angela Long-Prentice, MD, Northwest Dayton Physicians; Erin Mathews, MD, Vandalia Medical Center; Katrina Paulding, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Tammy Taylor, MD, The Pediatric Group; Pam Werner, MD, Miami Valley Primary Care; J. Layne Moore, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; Mark Ringle, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians

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