Drug May Reduce Sleepiness and Impaired Functioning Associated With Shift Work Disorder

Jones, Ariel
June 2011
Neurology Reviews;Jun2011, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p11
The article focuses on the use of the drug armodafinil in the improvement of late-in-shift sleepiness and functionality of night shift workers. According to Milton Erman, president of Pacific Sleep Medicine Services in San Diego, California, the drug helps improve the wakefulness of shift workers during the circadian nadir period. The author states that improvement was also evident in the reduction of illness severity in night shift workers.


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