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Correlation Between PD And Working Third Shift?

Correlation Between PD And Working Third Shift?

My Dad worked third shift as a psych nurse for many years. Naturally his sleeping patters still tend to be reversed, and this further complicates his issues with insomnia. I wonder, how many PD suffers out there are or were at one time 3rd shift workers, and has anyone come across any research linking the two?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

This is a very interesting question. My husband was diagnosed with Parkinson's recently at age 67. He worked shift work most of his life. Evening shift, night shift and sometimes different shifts during a week. His body never knew when it was time to sleep. I notice he is not sleeping good at night. Also not napping as much during the day. He has not complained about it.

edited, originally posted almost 2 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

police officer 17 years, almost all of it on 11pm to 7 am... loved it

posted over 1 year ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I was also working many years as a night nurse

posted over 1 year ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Well surprise I was looking around on YouTube and found a video
Dr Axe Magnesium Deficiency now believe it or not it is working for me I have now had 3 good nights sleep in a row which I always thought that not sleeping was being caused by the Parkinson’s But according to what’s said in the video it looks like magnesium or the lack is the answer.

Now if you go this route please check with your doctor that these magnesium tablets or liquid do not have problems with your tablets, I’m personally not on any tablets

Although I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2010.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Well the magnesium tablets seem to be doing something as that’s the 2nd night I have had a good sleep in a long time slept from 8:45pm till just now 05:58 Wow thats never happened in the last 6 years.

posted over 2 years ago
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