Title

Occupational Sleep Medicine.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2016

Publication Title

Sleep Med Clin

Abstract

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

PubMed ID

26972034

Volume

11

Issue

1

First Page

65

Last Page

79

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