The amount of diurnal sleep, and complaints of fatigue and poor sleep, in night-working women: the effects of having children

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dc.contributor.author Rotenberg, L.
dc.contributor.author Moreno, C.
dc.contributor.author Portela, L. F.
dc.contributor.author Benedito-Silva, A. A.
dc.contributor.author Menna-Barreto, L.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-24T12:30:59Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-24T12:30:59Z
dc.date.issued 2000-01-01
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1076/0929-1016(200010)31:4;1-2;FT515
dc.identifier.citation Biological Rhythm Research. Lisse: Swets Zeitlinger Publishers, v. 31, n. 4, p. 515-522, 2000.
dc.identifier.issn 0929-1016
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/26227
dc.description.abstract This study deals with female industrial night workers. There is little scientific literature on this topic since, until recently, such shift systems have in most countries been restricted to men. the amount of diurnal sleep, as well as complaints about fatigue and poor sleep, were compared in women who were (n = 17) or were not (n = 26) caring for children. the women were engaged at an assembly line, working nights (22:00-06:00) from Monday to Friday. They filled out sleep logs for 10 consecutive weeks and were interviewed about complaints concerned with fatigue and poor sleep. A comparison of the diurnal sleeps taken between consecutive night shifts showed that the average total length of daily sleep, as well as the time of onset of the first sleep, did not differ between the groups; however, workers who had children tended to show, in comparison with their childless colleagues, more sleep episodes per day and a shorter first sleep. the total number of complaints about poor sleep and fatigue did not differ between the groups; nevertheless, workers with children complained more of difficulty in falling asleep, had a greater dissatisfaction with the amount of sleep on weekdays, and tended to show an increasing fatigue as the week progressed. We conclude that there are social pressures in women who care for children that are in addition to those that are a general consequence of night work. These results reinforce a need for the implementation of measures that organise child care, so helping a mother who wishes to work also outside the home. en
dc.format.extent 515-522
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Swets Zeitlinger Publishers
dc.relation.ispartof Biological Rhythm Research
dc.rights Acesso restrito
dc.subject gender en
dc.subject domestic work en
dc.subject sleep-wake cycle en
dc.subject workers' health en
dc.subject social conditions en
dc.title The amount of diurnal sleep, and complaints of fatigue and poor sleep, in night-working women: the effects of having children en
dc.type Artigo
dc.contributor.institution FIOCRUZ
dc.contributor.institution Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.description.affiliation FIOCRUZ, Inst Oswaldo Cruz, Dept Biol, Lab Educ Environm & Hlth, BR-21045900 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Univ São Paulo, Multidisciplinary Grp Dev & Biol Rhythms, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Univ São Paulo, Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Environm Hlth, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Psychobiol, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Psychobiol, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.identifier.doi 10.1076/0929-1016(200010)31:4;1-2;FT515
dc.description.source Web of Science
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000089256400006



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