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What types of shifts can lead to shift work disorder?

Several types of shift work schedules can cause difficulties. Schedules include:
  • early-morning shifts
  • night shifts
  • overnight shifts
  • rotating shifts
The symptoms of shift work disorder usually last as long as you keep the shift work schedule. The sleep problems tend to go away once you begin sleeping at a normal time again. However, some people may have sleep problems even after the shift work schedule ends.

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