Shift Work Disorder is a chronic condition that is directly related to your work schedule. Night shifts, rotating shifts, or even an early morning shift can cause the disorder. With the disorder, you have a hard time sleeping when sleep is desired, needed, or expected.
Identifying the symptoms of this disorder can help you determine whether you are affected by it. Learn the symptoms today and begin a better sleep pattern tomorrow. Visit sleepfoundation.org/shift-work for complete information on disorder symptoms, causes and treatment options.
The symptoms of Shift Work Disorder include:
› Excessive sleepiness when you need to be awake, alert, and productive
› Insomnia, or the inability to sleep
› Sleep that feels un-refreshing or insufficient
› Difficulty concentrating
› Lack of energy
› Irritability or depression
› Difficulty with personal relationships