This entry in our “What about…?” comorbid conditions series discusses how shift work disorder has a defining influence on the development and progression of cancer. In order to understand how poor sleep influences shift work disorder and cancer, first you need to understand what sleep does for us at the cellular level, and how shift work leads to circadian disruption.
The US prides itself on its work ethic; it designated Labor Day in 1894 as a day of rest to honor that very work ethic. In 2017, we know that to achieve strength, prosperity and well being, as workers as well as citizens, we must all get a solid night’s sleep. Get your rest this weekend, and have a great Labor Day!