Shiftwork and Medication Use: What Does the Research Tell Us

Source: Circadian, Managing 24/7, 2011

Do shiftworkers have higher rates of medication use than daytime workers? While anecdotal evidence supports this hypothesis, there are few studies on this issue…In conclusion, the data does suggest that shiftworkers have higher rates of medication use than daytime workers. The good news is that research has also shown that through training, and health and wellness programs you can improve shiftworker health and reliance on medications.

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