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Shift Work Sleep Disorder Treatment Information
We treat and diagnose shift work sleep disorder through the following services:
- Medical history. Our physicians take a thorough medical history to rule out any other sleep disorders that may be causing your issues sleeping, such as insomnia, narcolepsy or sleep apnea. In most cases, a few simple questions can rule out these problems, though rarely additional testing through overnight sleep studies is necessary.
- Education. Making lifestyle changes and following good sleep hygiene may help you sleep better between shifts. To sleep during the day, you need a quiet, dark and cool room that mimics a nighttime environment. You should also be mindful of what you eat and drink before going to sleep. Many workers eat breakfast with their families, but that may make falling asleep more difficult. Whether you sleep during the day or at night, a healthy diet and regular exercise improves your quality of sleep. Alcohol and tobacco may also cause sleep problems.
- Medicine therapy. If your job performance is affected by shift work sleep disorder, our physicians may prescribe you medications so you can stay awake at work or fall asleep more easily when you get hope. Sleep aids ensure you fall asleep and stay asleep. However, we do not recommend relying on them for sleep for a long time. They are a short-term solution to help you transition your sleeping patterns. Stimulant medications change the balance of certain chemicals in your brain to help you stay awake. Taken every day it can improve your alertness, keeping you safe on the job.
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