Sleep and the shift worker

On the face of it shift work and flexible working patterns can seem like great options. Part of the appeal may be that you’re free to do things when others are at work. You can shop, visit places, get things done with relative ease. And from a business and operations perspective shift and flexible working patterns provide full 24 hour cover and the means to maximise efficiency during opening hours. They are used effectively in retail, call centres, medical, security,