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.
Insomnia can happen to anybody Don’t be surprised if you get hit with daytime sleepiness or struggle to fall asleep this week. Insomnia or hypersomnolence could be two legitimate responses to the “spring forward” disruption of our circadian rhythms during the transition to Daylight Saving Time. But if you keep experiencing insomnia, please take action….