Shift Work Sleep Disorder

Shift work sleep disorders occur in people that work nights or rotating shifts. They may also experience a problem staying awake or alert when they are supposed to work a specific time period. Individuals that work rotating shifts may not get the sleep they require and you may not feel rested with the sleep they get.

Shift work sleep disorder involves a problem with a person’s 24-hour internal clock, or circadian rhythm. Daytime is a cue to be awake, while nighttime tells your body to sleep. When short workers do not work the standard “9 to 5” their body’s internal clock needs to reset to let them sleep during other hours.

The main symptoms for people with shift work sleep disorder is excessive sleepiness. Other symptoms include:

  • Insomnia
  • Disrupted sleep schedules
  • Reduced performance
  • Difficulties with personal relationships
  • Irritability/depressed mood

There are various ways to treat short work sleep disorders. Consult our physicians for a complete treatment to alleviate shift work sleep disorder symptoms.

A to Z Sleep specializes in all shift work conditions. Contact us today at (386) 423-0505 extension 1234 or email us for complete information on sleep disorders or a sleep study at one of our four sleep lab locations in Central Florida.