Rapid shift in peak melatonin secretion associated with improved performance in short shift work schedule.

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We studied the performance and adaptability of 40 nurses (median age 35 years), 20 on permanent day shift and 20 on permanent night shift with fast rotation of work and days off, matched for age, gender, and socio-familial responsibilities. For 15 days prior to the study, subjects maintained sleep logs and trained for performance tests. Questionnaires were… (More)

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@article{QueraSalva1997RapidSI, title={Rapid shift in peak melatonin secretion associated with improved performance in short shift work schedule.}, author={Maria-Antonia Quera-Salva and Christian Guilleminault and Bruno Claustrat and R{\'e}my Defrance and Petr Gajdos and C. Crowe McCann and J de Lattre}, journal={Sleep}, year={1997}, volume={20 12}, pages={1145-50} }