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తేదీ: 11-03-2016

Shift Work Sleep Disorder

We’ve all seen these kinds of news reports, numerous times. But why do people sleep while driving or working? Well, it turns out that both the driver and the lathe worker were doing night shifts for the past few days! It had disturbed their circadian (pronounced sur’kay-dee-un) rhythm.We’ve all seen these kinds of news reports, numerous times. But why do people sleep while driving or working? Well, it turns out that both the driver and the lathe worker were doing night shifts for the past few days! It had disturbed their circadian. What is circadian rhythm? The circadian rhythm is an internal body clock, which follows a regular cycle. This rhythm makes you feel sleepy at night and keeps you awake during the day. The circadian rhythm is controlled by factors inside one’s body (like the melatonin hormone) and outside it (like sunlight). What is SWSD? Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD) is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder that occurs due to a work schedule that takes place during the natural sleep period. This unnatural schedule requires you to work when your body wants to sleep – and sleep when your body is designed to be awake. Is this disorder common? It is fairly common: as many as 20 percent of workers in industrialised nations are shift workers, who work either at night or on rotating shifts (mostly in the health and transport industries). Almost 10 percent of shift workers may suffer sleep disorders. Both men and women are equally affected in all age groups, but women have worse daytime sleep than males. Disclaimer: SWSD need not affect everyone. Some who work the nights are ‘night owls’ and manage to get plenty of restful sleep during the day.