Medical staff working the night shift: can naps help?

@article{McEvoy2006MedicalSW,
  title={Medical staff working the night shift: can naps help?},
  author={R Doug McEvoy and Leon Lack},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={2006},
  volume={185 7},
  pages={
          349-50
        }
}
  • R Doug McEvoy, Leon Lack
  • Published in
    The Medical journal of…
    2006
  • Medicine
  • Napping at night may benefit both health professionals and their patients elivering medical care is a 24-hour business that inevitably involves working the night shift. However, night shift requires the health professional to work when the body' s clock (circadian system) demands sleep. Added to this is the problem of " sleep debt " , arising from both prolonged prior wakefulness on the first night shift and cumulative sleep debt after several nights' work and repeated unsatisfactory daytime… CONTINUE READING

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