Are You Suffering From Shift Work Sleep Disorder?
No matter how old you are, what occupation you hold, or where you live in the world we can all agree that sleep is an essential to functioning properly on a day-to-day basis.
That being said, getting a full amount of sleep can be hard due to the constant and rigorous schedules nurses must endure. This is especially true for those who work swing shifts, rotating shifts or night shifts. Losing the minimal amount of sleep can cause changes in a person’s mood, energy level, and ability to handle stress.
SWSD is a common disorder amongst nurses. It is known as a circadian sleep disorder, which affects the body’s circadian rhythm and the function of the body clock that regulates time periods for sleep.