Working against the biological clock: a review for the Occupational Physician


Abstract

Summary:

This paper discusses the impact of shift work on the human circadian rhythm, the health risks associated with its disruption, and the role of the Occupational Physician in screening and prevention strategies.
Categories

Categories

  • Shift work: The paper discusses the impact of shift work on the human circadian rhythm and the health risks associated with its disruption.
  • Sleep and insomnia: The paper discusses how shift work can disrupt the sleep-wake cycle, leading to sleep disorders.
  • Alertness and performance: The paper discusses how disruption of the circadian rhythm can affect alertness and performance, particularly in shift workers.
  • Cognitive function and memory: The paper discusses how disruption of the circadian rhythm can affect cognitive function.
  • Hormone regulation: The paper discusses how the circadian rhythm regulates hormone secretion, including cortisol and melatonin.
  • Well-being: The paper discusses the overall impact of circadian rhythm disruption on well-being, particularly in shift workers.
Authors

Author(s)

A Copertaro, M Bracci
Publication Date

Publication Year:

2019
Citations

Number of Citations:

39
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