Usually, the circadian rhythm or biological clock works in a 24-hour cycle. The biological clock relies on environmental time cues, such as sunrise and sunset, to maintain a daily routine pertinent to one’s surroundings. However, individuals who work overnight shifts typically do not have a normal sleep rhythm and do not utilize environmental cues. Those who alternate day and night shifts are also vulnerable to sleep cycle disruption and the disorders that may coincide with it. Night shift workers are susceptible to various conditions, such as:

  • Inflammation
  • An increased risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Cortisol issues
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Adrenal problems
  • Difficulty sleeping

Who Is Prone to Sleep Disorders?

Men and women who live in a city that never sleeps or work in a field that runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, are likely to experience the drawbacks of an abnormal sleep schedule. Some of the most common industries that require night shift work include:

  • Firefighting
  • Police
  • Military
  • Casino
  • Foodservice
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation
  • Treatment

Saliva testing is the best way to obtain a customized supplement program at Vitality Medical and Wellness Center. Dr. Cristy Thomas DNP, FNP-BC, APRN will evaluate your results and determine the most appropriate approach for your specific needs. To treat sleep disorders, she may recommend any of the following:

Vitality Vita Brain Mag: boosts cognitive health and enhances quality of sleep
Vitality Cloud Nine: boosts relaxation, improves quality of sleep, and balances hormones
Vitality Vita Sleep: has a positive effect on sleep patterns and enhances quality of sleep
Vitality Vita Calm: supports cardiovascular health and helps with relaxation
Vitality Vitamin D: promotes cardiovascular and cognitive health
Vitality Progesterone Cream: minimizes adrenal fatigue, improves sleep quality, and helps with hormone regulation
Vitality Vita EstroPlex: provides adrenal and cardiovascular support
VItality Vita Adrenal: supports adrenal health and hormonal levels with vitamin A, vitamin C, and B vitamins; balances cortisol and DHEA levels
Vitality Vita Adrenal-Calm: supports adrenal health and produces a calming effect
Vitality Vita Thyroid: supplies the nutrients necessary for optimal thyroid hormone production and supports cardiovascular health
Vitamin B-Well: supports adrenal and cardiovascular health
Vitality Pregnenolone: helps balance cortisol levels and supports cognition
Vitality DHEA: helps with hormone imbalance by reversing the effects of cortisol
Doctor Wilson’s Super Adrenal Stress: promotes adrenal hormone production
Doctor Wilson’s Adrenal C: boosts adrenal hormone production

For more information about sleep abnormalities or to find out if you suffer from a shift work-related sleep condition, please schedule your consultation with Dr. Cristy Thomas DNP, FNP-BC, APRN by calling (702) 731-1200