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Impact of shift work schedules on actigraphy-based measures of sleep in Hispanic workers: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) ancillary Sueño study.

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Summary of "Impact of shift work schedules on actigraphy-based measures of sleep in Hispanic workers: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) ancillary Sueño study."

To describe sleep characteristics of shift workers compared to day workers from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) Sueño ancillary study, and test the hypothesis that shift work is associated with shorter sleep duration, worse sleep quality, greater sleep variability and other sleep/health related factors.

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Name: Sleep
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