What is shift work sleep disorder?
Shift work sleep disorder is a condition that entails insomnia and/or excessive sleepiness. It occurs in individuals who work nights or rotate shifts. Some of the professions most at risk for shift work sleep disorder include paramedics, doctors, nurses, police officers, security guards, factory workers, and night cleaning crews. When you work irregular shifts, your body can become confused, leading to issues with sleep, fatigue, missed days at work and an increased incidence of accidents on the job.