[PDF] Shift Work, Sleep and Health

Source:
Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
Publication date:
18 September 2018

Abstract

A POSTnote that describes how working outside of daytime hours – shift work – affects physical and mental health and performance through its impact on sleep and circadian timing. It highlights the latest research, explains the implications for policy and how research can inform the design of interventions to improve shift workers' sleep and overall health.