Medical Treatments for Shift Work Disorder

This content was created by the National Sleep Foundation

Non-medical options, like following good sleep hygiene, making adjustments to your schedule and sleep environment, and practicing relaxation techniques are usually the first step in treating shift work sleep disorder. If you’ve tried these and you still have symptoms that interfere with work or family life, your doctor may suggest medication. This might be medication to help you stay alert at work, or to help you sleep during your off-hours.