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NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours

Diseases and Shift Work (Continued)

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Some people cannot seem to be able to adjust to shift work.

Some people have many symptoms, do not get relief from medical therapies, and appear unable to adjust to shift work. The reason is unclear, but this may be due to trait-like or inherited sensitivities to sleep loss and disruption of circadian rhythms.15,16

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