7 Reasons Why You Can’t Sleep (That Well)

Shift work

A schedule that’s contrary to normal wake-sleep hours—like those of doctors, nurses, or other shift workers—can upset your body’s circadian rhythm. People who work rotating shifts have lower levels of serotonin, a hormone and neurotransmitter in the central nervous system that helps regulate sleep, according to a 2007 study at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, in Argentina.

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