Occupational Sleep Medicine
Cheng P, and Drake C. Occupational sleep medicine. Sleep Med Clin 2016; 11(1):65-79.
Sleep Med Clin
Sleep and circadian rhythms significantly impact almost all aspects of human behavior and are therefore relevant to occupational sleep medicine, which is focused predominantly around workplace productivity, safety, and health. In this article, 5 main factors that influence occupational functioning are reviewed: (1) sleep deprivation, (2) disordered sleep, (3) circadian rhythms, (4) common medical illnesses that affect sleep and sleepiness, and (5) medications that affect sleep and sleepiness. Consequences of disturbed sleep and sleepiness are also reviewed, including cognitive, emotional, and psychomotor functioning and drowsy driving.
Medical Subject Headings
Circadian Rhythm; Employment; Humans; Occupational Health; Sleep; Sleep Wake Disorders