Rotating shift workers and lower serotonin

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  • 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

    http://www.healthcentral.com/sleep-disorders/news-152299-31.html 

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Published On: August 05, 2007