Cortisol, reaction time test and health among offshore shift workers
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The stress hormone cortisol shows a pronounced endogenous diurnal rhythm, which is affected by the sleep/wake cycle, meals and activity. Shift work and especially night work disrupts the sleep/wake cycle and causes a desynchronization of the natural biological rhythms. Therefore, different shift schedules may have different impact on performance at work and health.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
- Adaptation, Physiological, Adult, Chemical Industry, Circadian Rhythm, Extraction and Processing Industry, Female, Health, Humans, Hydrocortisone, Male, Middle Aged, Neuropsychological Tests, Norway, Oceans and Seas, Petroleum, Questionnaires, Reaction Time, Sleep Disorders, Circadian Rhythm, Work