January 08, 2014

How Shift Work and Sleep Deprivation are Linked

Many of my previous blogs have mentioned the importance of six to eight hours of sleep per night in maintaining good general health.  Our lives nowadays can be active 24/7, it seems, with the communication tools of emails, twitter, facebook and the never ending news cycle.

It turns out that there is evidence in the medical literature regarding the risks for many chronic conditions due to insufficient sleep and here is a link to a great article in Chemotherapy Advisor about circadian rhythms, melatonin, and cancer risk:  www.chemotherapyadvisor.com/association-of-shift-work-and-sleep-deprivation-with-increased-cancer-risk.

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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