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It may be no surprise to hear that working night shifts might result in sleep issues. However, a new study reports on just how prevalent sleep problems are. Dutch researchers wrote in Frontiers of Psychiatry that sleep disorders are reported in more than one-half of night shift workers. They say previous studies show quality of sleep is affected by night shift work, so this study focused on different types of shifts. It found those who worked regular night shifts suffered the greatest range of sleep disruptions, including sleeping less than six hours a night. Authors say their findings may help inform employers about the sleep struggles along with developing ways to deal with and reduce consequences of working nights and sleeping days.

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