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My brother just got a new job and is working the deadly night shift. His 12 hours of beauty sleep is suffering! 

Dr. Shelby Freedman Harris and Dr. Michael Thorpy of Montefiore Medical Center explain his problem:

Our bodies are biologically programmed through circadian rhythms (natural, reoccuring, 24 hour pattern) to sleep at night and be alert during the day. When we start to play around with these rhythms — by working during hours when our body physiologically desires sleep, for example — we are at risk of developing what’s known as shift work sleep disorder.

Aaagghh! My brother has a disorder! Where can he get help?

For my bro and all the other sleep deprived people, find a way to get some sleep http://www.consults.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/13/when-work-hours-disrupt-sleep/?_r=1 . 🙂

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