Health consequences of shift work and insufficient sleep

  title={Health consequences of shift work and insufficient sleep},
  author={G{\"o}ran Kecklund and John Axelsson},
  journal={British Medical Journal},
This review summarises the literature on shift work and its relation to insufficient sleep, chronic diseases, and accidents. It is based on 38 meta-analyses and 24 systematic reviews, with additional narrative reviews and articles used for outlining possible mechanisms by which shift work may cause accidents and adverse health. Evidence shows that the effect of shift work on sleep mainly concerns acute sleep loss in connection with night shifts and early morning shifts. A link also exists… 

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