Shift workers have a difficult job to start with and made even more difficult by having to balance normal day time duties such as being a father and husband and getting the restorative sleep they need. The very nature of shift work mixed with day time activities will throw off the natural circadian rythmn that is fundament to having good sleep architures (normal, restful sleep cycles).
Shift workers also deal with OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) which makes affects their physical and mental health.
If you are a heavy snorer and slightly overweight then you have an 80% probability of having OSA. Take the online Epworth Sleepiness Test here on my website. Call my office at (361) 851-8274 and ask for a consultation appointment.
Dr Don Lowrance