Category Archives: Productivity

Shift work productivity

A.D.H.D. or Sleep Deficit?

At this point, it appears we all know someone (if not yourself!) who has been diagnosed or has symptoms attributable to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or A.D.H.D. The classic symptoms of A.D.H.D. include procrastination, forgetfulness, the inability to pay attention consistently … Continue reading

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The Importance of Sleep

It seems as if each day there is new information on sleep, its importance in our daily lives and the severe implications to our health if we don’t get enough. Sleep deprivation is now considered a widespread public health issue … Continue reading

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Wellness Programs and Social Media

Social media is proving to be an important tool for employers trying to encourage their employees to participate in Wellness Programs or to achieve weight/health goals. With much of the population looking at text messages, Facebook and Twitter each day, … Continue reading

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Trying to Achieve Work Life Balance?

The number of people, both young and old, who are trying to successfully balance their work and home lives is increasing every day. Julie McCarthy, an associate professor of organizational behavior at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), asks us … Continue reading

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Rock ‘n…..

Sleep! We have all had those times when we are in a hammock or rocking chair and, with it gently swaying, have quickly fallen asleep. It is that same rocking motion that puts our babies to sleep. Researchers have been … Continue reading

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More Reasons To Get Up And Go!

Many of us are aware of the advantages of physical activity ..and we also know how hard it can be to fit it into our already busy days (and nights)! However, researchers are discovering even more reasons why we should … Continue reading

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New Information about Sleep and Shift Work

In situations where fatigue is a factor, decisions should be made by teams rather than individuals when possible. Continue reading

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New Research Shift Workers Should Be Aware of…….

Read on if you are interested in identifying whether you might have heart disease, learn about a possible new way to treat sleep apnea, or hear more about sleep disorders Continue reading

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What is Enough Sleep?

Sleep is an often discussed subject, as most of us say and think we do not get enough. But what is enough and what does happens when we are sleep deprived? Continue reading

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Is Time Alone Good for You?

Shift workers get time for solitude from their work schedules. Use it well. Continue reading

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Sleep Critical to Memory Retention

Sleep enhances memory retention. Continue reading

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Strategic Implications of Keeping Workers Safe from Harm – The Impact of Bullying at Work

Managers and employees should unite efforts and insist on a no-tolerance policy of bullying in the workplace. There is no place for bullying, anywhere. No one should be harassed and tormented.

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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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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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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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