Category Archives: Safety
Learning To Work With Your Immune System
The immune system is much less about exercising power than it is about finding balance. You can help train and maintain it. Here’s how. https://www.nytimes.com/guides/smarterliving/improve-your-immune-system?utm_source=sharetools&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=website&emc=eta1
An influential of panel of experts gathered by the World Health Organization (WHO) have concluded that drinking coffee regularly could protect against two different types of cancer, uterine and liver, although it is not clear why. As recently as 1991, … Continue reading
Help for Insomnia
Chronic insomnia is defined as at least three restless nights per week for at least three months. Have you been experiencing this? If yes, you are not alone! The American College of Physicians (ACP) reports that 6-10 percent of people … Continue reading
The Effects of Interrupted Sleep
Ask yourself how often you get a full uninterrupted night’s sleep… do you ever? If your answer is sometimes, rarely or never, you are not alone! We now know that sleep impacts EVERY part of our mental, physical and emotional … Continue reading
Sleep…the Key to Staying Healthy This Winter!
Sleep is a subject being studied by researchers more than ever as they continue to learn how it impacts every part of our mental, physical and emotional lives. Working Nights discusses it often since shift workers, due to their unique … Continue reading
The News Keeps Getting Better for Coffee Drinkers…..
…. many of whom are shift workers depending upon its caffeine to keep them alert and awake. As we mentioned in our blog a few months ago, a panel of experts submitted an advisory report about caffeine to the U.S. … Continue reading
The Impact of Daylight Saving Time
How are you feeling this week….even more tired than usual? That may be due to Daylight Saving Time which occurred this past weekend. As we move the clocks forward, we lose an hour of that so very essential and precious … Continue reading
Caffeine Update: Grab Another Cup of Coffee!
There is more good news for shift workers who rely on caffeine to keep alert while working their unique hours. A panel of experts submitted an advisory report to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and … Continue reading
Take a breath and relax….
So begins an article by Sumathi Reddy published in the Wall Street Journal earlier this week. How many times have you been given or have you given that advice over the years? Did you know that behind that simple phrase … Continue reading
Reducing Injuries From Falls
Falls occur throughout the world at an amazing rate. According to the World Health Organization, falls are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide. In the United States, the National Safety Council reports that falls are … Continue reading
New Year’s Resolutions
Happy New Year! For many of us, this is often the time of year when, after having made New Year’s resolutions, we begin to slide and eventually, go back to our old undesirable ways. One proof of this is evident … Continue reading
Sleep Cleans Our Brains!
Sleep, that often elusive (especially for shift workers) yet essential part of all of our lives, is in the news again because of a new study published in the journal Science last week. Scientists at the University of Rochester have … Continue reading
Leave Your Stress at Work!
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that forthcoming research from the Academy of Management Journal will show that workers reported lower stress levels at the end of their work day/night after spending a few minutes jotting down positive events … Continue reading
Fun in the Sun
Ahhh ……the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer….. blue skies, hot sun! As we spend more time outside playing, exercising and working we must keep in mind how dangerous the heat can be if precautions are not taken. Dehydration and … Continue reading
Is the Restless Legs Mystery Solved?
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a subject of concern to shift workers because it often disrupts their already limited hours of sleep. It is a disorder that causes a strong urge to move your legs, usually when you are sleeping … Continue reading