Try to Avoid Methylphenidate for Shift Work Disorder

Up to 20% of shift workers need help to stay up at night and sleep during the day.

Nondrug measures are first-line. Suggest sleep hygiene, pre-shift naps, staying active during breaks, keeping the work area bright and the bedroom dark, wearing sunglasses on the way home, etc.

Caffeine is the next choice to increase alertness at work.

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