Rotating shift workers and lower serotonin

Maria Editor
  • According to a study published in the August 1st issue of the journal SLEEP, researchers have found that people who work rotating shifts have lower levels of serotonin, a hormone and neurotransmitter in the central nervous system thought to play a big part in regulating a person's sleep.

    Levels of serotonin were found to differ greatly between day workers and rotating shift workers, with day workers having significantly higher levels of serotonin.

    For more information on this study:

    Science Explores Shift Work-Linked Fatigue 

    Add This Infographic to Your Website or Blog With This Code:

    Best of health,


    Maria Gifford

    Community Moderator


Published On: August 05, 2007