Testing Strategies for Optimal Sleep in Older Shift workers

About Us

The Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Brigham and Women's Hospital is a group of experts devoted to translating sleep and circadian scientific knowledge into practical solutions for shift workers. Our current study is focused on older shift workers, who have unique sleep challenges but who are under-studied in research. Our goal is to gain more knowledge on shift workers’ sleep patterns, daily routines, and individual factors that influence their sleep through a web-based questionnaire. We will also carry out a field-based study to test a non-pharmacologic intervention to improve sleep and performance in older shift workers.

Our expertise comes from conducting many field studies on sleep, performance, health and safety in shift workers in various occupational settings, including healthcare, aviation, law enforcement, and other first responders.

For more information, please contact us at nightwork@research.bwh.harvard.edu or 617-525-8904.


Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Susan and Alan Solomont School of Nursing, Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, USA

Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA