Impact of Shift Work on the Circadian Timing System and Health in Women.
|Title||Impact of Shift Work on the Circadian Timing System and Health in Women.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Kervezee L, Shechter A, Boivin DB|
|Journal||Sleep Med Clin|
|Date Published||2018 Sep|
Women who do shift work are a sizable part of the workforce. Shift workers experience circadian misalignment due to shifted sleep periods, with potentially far-reaching health consequences, including elevated risk of sleep disturbances, metabolic disorders, and cancer. This review provides an overview of the circadian timing system and presents the sex differences that can be observed in the functioning of this system, which may account for the lower tolerance to shift work for women compared with men. Recent epidemiologic findings on female-specific health consequences of shift work are discussed.
|Alternate Journal||Sleep Med Clin|