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Publication: Practical Tips for Managing Health, Safety, and Performance During Shift Work

13 Oct 2012 6:34 AM | Deleted user
"Nature of Science and Sleep, published by Dove Medical Press, calls particular attention to one of its recently published articles: “Shift Work: Health, Performance and Safety Problems,Traditional Countermeasures and Innovative Management Strategies to Reduce Circadian Misalignment.

"There are three mechanisms which may contribute to the health, performance and safety problems associated with night shift work:

1) Circadian misalignment between the internal circadian clock and activities such as work, sleep and eating 
2) Chronic, partial sleep deprivation 
3) Melatonin suppression by light at night."

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