Relationship between night shift and sleep problems, risk of metabolic abnormalities of nurses: a 2 years follow-up retrospective analysis in the National Nurse Health Study (NNHS) (2023)

This recent Chinese cohort study of 730 nurses examined the relationship between night shift and sleep problems and metabolic abnormalities risk. Higher night shift load was associated with more sleep problems such as shortened sleep duration, sleep disorders, poor sleep quality and sleep deprivation. Night shift load was also associated with chronic diseases risk factors including increased body mass index, body fat, triglycerides and low levels of HDL ('good') cholesterol.

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