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Article Date: 13 May 2010 – 8:00 PDT

A new study has found that shift workers who consume caffeine make fewer errors. Researchers say the findings of this study have implications for health workers and for any industry relying on shift or night work, such as transportation.

Approximately 1 in every 7 shift workers in industrialized nations is involved in some shift or night time work, which may affect natural circadian rhythms or ‘body clocks’. In shift work disorder (SWD) employees sleep only for limited periods and as a result can become very drowsy during working hours. Drowsiness is believed to raise the risk of hazards, such as traffic crashes, occupational injuries and medical errors.

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