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A 42-year-old female asked:

Im a nurse who works in a nursing home. i have been on night shift 8 years, recently began having trouble staying awake...getting in trouble...help?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
I would go online and complete the Epsworth sleep scale and share with your team. Go to uptodate.com and ready about Google sleep practices. Zzzzzz.
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Shift work sleep disorder appears likely with limited information. Start with your primary care doc for an assessment and plan. Consider changing, if possible, to day shift even though the sleep disorder may persist indefinitely if proven to be involve de other conditions such as sleep apnea cannot be ruled out yet.
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Last updated Mar 6, 2021

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