Work hours and 24h temporal patterns in sympathetic-adrenal medullary activity and self-rated activation

  • T. Åkerstedt
  • J. E. Fröberg
Part of the Forschungsberichte Des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen book series (FOLANW)


The central theme of much research on shift work is that a phase shift of the activity pattern forces the individual to adapt his whole physiological and psychological system to this change. The lack of success of this short run change/adaptation and the long run cost of repeated adaptation may cause many of the symptoms of which shift workers complain.


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  • J. E. Fröberg

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