Shift work is defined as any work schedule outside regular daytime hours. Sleep disorders and several other chronic health conditions are linked to shift work and even predispose the worker to traumatic workplace injuries. Managing these disorders remain to be a multidisciplinary approach and includes pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapeutic options. This e-learning module reviews sleep physiology, shift work and its associated conditions, and approach to management.
Keywords: Sleep Physiology, Sleep Disorders, Shift Work