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According to the American Psychological Association, those who do shift work often find that their sleep patterns are disrupted. If they are not able to sleep successfully, they become sleep deprived and mental health issues can be an outcome. Mental health issues however, may go unrecognized because the symptoms are attributed to fatigue, stress, "burn-out" or job or family issues. Workplaces and employers may benefit by helping shift workers understand the importance of getting the rest they need to remain healthy, productive and safe.
Some strategies employers can share with shift workers to help them avoid succumbing to sleep loss and possibly mental health issues when doing shift work are
For more information on the importance of sleep and sleep strategies, see Mental Health Resources > Approaches to Wellness.
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