The Shift Work Blues
Interview: Frank Scheer, PhD, neuroscientist, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston
Brandon McDowell, airplane mechanic on swingshift
Air traffic controllers aren’t the only ones working odd hours with unpredictable schedules. Nearly nine million Americans do “shift work,” either on night jobs or on jobs with rotating shifts, that disrupt the body’s natural clock.
Sound Medicine reporter Colleen Iudice explores how whacked-out circadian rhythms can affect human health.