Sleep hygiene practices and sleep duration in rotating-shift shiftworkers

Kenneth M. Greenwood, Wendy J. Rich, Jack E. James

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Alcohol, caffeine and tobacco intake, exercise, activities on going to bed, and sleep-enhancing measures were assessed in 72 rotating-shift shiftworkers to determine whether these variables differ following day shifts and night-shifts, and which are related to sleep duration. Only alcohol intake and exercise prior to sleep, and feeling drowsy when retiring, differed following the night-shift. Workers generally followed recommendations concerning alcohol intake, sleeping immediately on retiring, and exercising, but acted contrary to recommendations concerning caffeine and nicotine intake. The only behaviour clearly associated with poor sleep was smoking, which reduced sleep duration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)262-271
Number of pages10
JournalWork and Stress
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Other keywords

  • Alcoliol
  • Caffeine
  • Shiftwork
  • Sleep duration
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Tobacco


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