FusionSleep’s Dr. Durmer Discusses the Realities of Shift Work Disorder on Healthy Explosion BlogTalkRadio
Jeffrey Durmer, MD PhD was recently the featured expert and co-host of Martina Desgouttes’ holistic health show Healthy Explosion on BlogTalkRadio. Dr. Durmer is Chief Medical Officer of FusionHealth®. During the show, Dr. Durmer and Ms. Desgouttes discussed the issues facing Americans who are shift workers. Shift Work Sleep Disorder is a condition that results from the body’s inability to match its circadian rhythm with that of the work environment. Your circadian rhythm is essentially your internal clock. This clock maintains your natural rhythm for sleeping and waking. When your rhythm is disrupted by shift work, your body struggles to alter its sleep system to match the new schedule. This mismatch results in sleepiness during wake periods and insomnia during sleep time that can negatively impact your cognitive functions and job performance.
In this 5 minute segment, Dr. Durmer explains the realities of Shift Work Sleep Disorder.