Shift Worker Syndrome

Shift worker syndrome occurs when your work schedule is out of sync with your body's internal sleepwake clock — your body is telling you to go to sleep when your work schedule needs you to stay awake.

Air Force radar controllers represent an excellent example of night shift workers, as they are obliged to demonstrate perfect alertness during working hours. We set out to assess the quality of life in these shift workers and to identify those with shift work syndrome.

Niagara Sleep Center offers daytime sleep testing to accommodate the schedules of shift workers.