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Do all shift workers have shift work disorder?

Not everyone who does shift work has shift work disorder. Many people have a hard time adjusting to a new shift at first. If you do shift work and after a few weeks still have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep or feel tired after sleeping seven to eight hours, you may have shift work disorder.

Some people have a more difficult time with certain shift work schedules. Night owls may adjust more easily to working an evening shift than morning types. Likewise, a morning person may have an easier time with early morning shifts. Many people have difficulty adjusting to overnight or rotating shifts.
 

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