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Shift Workers Save Each Other “ The Chilean Rescue Tale”

Shift workers work round the clock to save other shift workers. Continue reading

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Getting on the Right Team

Shift work jobs require teamwork and teams with socially sensitive team members perform better. Continue reading

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A Primer of Sleep Disorders for Shift Workers

The DSM is being rewritten with the new DSM-5 expected to be published in 2013. There are many new proposals regarding sleep disorders in the new version of the encyclopedia of psychiatric disorders. Many shift workers are impacted by sleep disorders. Continue reading

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It’s Important to Talk with your Doctor about Working Shift Work

Doctors apply standard care to patients without considering individual patients situation or lifestyles. Shift workers should make sure their doctors know they work shift work and have this unique lifestyle factored into considerations about health prevention and treatment. Continue reading

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Desperate for Sleep? Scientists say – Try Tart Cherry Juice

Researchers from University of Pennsylvania, University of Rochester and VA Center of Canandaigua report that adults who drank eight ounces of tart cherry juice in the morning and at night reported significant reductions in the severity of insomnia. The researchers suspect tart … Continue reading

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Extra Sleep Improves Performance, Alertness and Mood

By substantially increasing their length of sleep, people will experience decreased daytime sleepiness and fatigue and feel increased vigor. Continue reading

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Employee Health and Shift Work Lifestyle Training Leads to a Happier and Healthier Workforce….and to Increased Company Profits!

Shift workers are especially at risk for cardiovascular disease. CSX Transportation and its employees focused in on this issue and dramatically reduced their employees risk of heart disease. And, this had a positive impact on reducing the company’s health insurance costs. Employee health and shift work lifestyle training does help employees improve their health and improve company profits. Continue reading

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What’s Green and Beige and Eaten All Over?

Potassium is important for shift workers as it helps boost seratonin levels. Shift workers often suffer from reduced levels of seratonin causing them to be moody and sometimes depressed. Bananas are also another good source. Continue reading

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Next Time Don’t Complain, Tell a Joke Instead!

Almost all serial killers are men. That’s ’cause women like to kill one man slowly over many, many years. (Robert Duchaine) —————————— Men who consistently leave the toilet seat up secretly want women to get up to go the bathroom … Continue reading

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New Study Makes it Clear; We Need More than Six Hours of Sleep

New study makes it clear – those who don’t get enough sleep die prematurely. Continue reading

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Seeking a Real Quick Route to Better Health? Eat More Red!

Red grapes, sweet potatoes, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes and red wine are all great foods and drinks for shift workers looking to lower their risk of heart disease and diabetes. Continue reading

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How Do You React to Stress?

Stress can be managed. When you allow yourself to feel the stress, if you are mindful of the causes, you are actually taking the first step towards making the changes necessary to more permanently alleviate your angst. Don’t run from stress or you’ll be stuck in the status quo. Continue reading

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Insomniacs with Nighttime Awakenings Have a Huge Impact on Health Care Costs and Workforce Management

Nighttime awakening insomniacs with depression and anxiety perform lower, incur greater health care costs and have less quality of life. Continue reading

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Restorative Sleep Improves Memory and Creativity

While we sleep our brains are busy working integrating all that we’ve done during the day into our long term memories. REM sleep is especially important to building our creativity. Continue reading

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Feeling Grouchy and Touchy? Read This!

Shift workers only sleep 5-6 hours a day, leaving most feeling tired and irritable. Bad tempers can lead to job loss or divorce if not managed properly. Continue reading

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