Saylav Bora, Agit Akgül, Güner Yurtsever

Department of Emergency Medicine, İzmir Katip Çelebi University Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

Keywords: Mental health, shift workers, sleep disorder


Sleep disorders, including insomnia and sleep-disordered breathing are common in elderly adults and prevent independent living by reducing daily functioning. Studies show that treatment of sleep disorders, may improve symptoms in elderly patients, even in scope of comorbid medical and mental health conditions. Research has been conducted on the effect of shift work on both physical and mental health. Shift workers have complaints of loss of appetite, constipation, dyspepsia, and abdominal pain and have high incidence of peptic ulcer. This review discusses similar sleep disorders in the elderly and shift workers.

Cite this article as: Bora S, Akgül A, Yurtsever G. Sleep disorders in adults and shift workers. FNG & Demiroğlu Bilim Tıp Dergisi 2019;5(3):166-175.

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