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Shift-work disorder

Editorial assistance for this supplement was provided by Anthemis Consulting Ltd. and was supported by Cephalon, Inc.
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The burden of shift-work disorder (SWD) is multifactorial—affecting relationships, health, and work performance. Lack of support, research, and treatment for SWD has economic and safety consequences for society in general. In this supplement, sleep experts suggest practical steps to relieve the adverse effects of SWD.

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