Journal article

The Differential Effects of Regular Shift Work and Obstructive Sleep Apnea on Sleepiness, Mood and Neurocognitive Function

Jennifer M Cori, Melinda L Jackson, Maree Barnes, Justine Westlake, Paul Emerson, Jacen Lee, Rosa Galante, Amie Hayley, Nicholas Wilsmore, Gerard A Kennedy, Mark Howard

Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine | AMER ACAD SLEEP MEDICINE | Published : 2018


STUDY OBJECTIVES: To assess whether poor sleep quality experienced by regular shift workers and individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects neurobehavioral function similarly, or whether the different etiologies have distinct patterns of impairment. METHODS: Thirty-seven shift workers (> 24 hours after their last shift), 36 untreated patients with OSA, and 39 healthy controls underwent assessment of sleepiness (Epworth Sleepiness Scale [ESS]), mood (Beck Depression Index, State Trait Anxiety Inventory [STAI], Profile of Mood States), vigilance (Psychomotor Vigilance Task [PVT], Oxford Sleep Resistance Test [OSLER], driving simulation), neurocognitive function (Logical Memory, Trai..

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