Sleep Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about sleep.

What is shift work sleep disorder?

Shift work sleep disorder is a chronic condition that is caused by a person’s work schedule, according to the National Sleep FoundationOff Site Icon (NSF).

The condition causes a misalignment of sleep patterns, according to the NSF, which makes it difficult to sleep when you need to, when you want to, or when you are expected to.

Shift work sleep disorder can be caused by night shifts, rotating shifts, or early morning shifts, all of which can lead to chronic sleep deprivation if the condition is not managed, according to the NSF.

For more information about shift work sleep disorder, talk with your doctor.

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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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