Tag Archives: family

Feeling Stressed?

Feeling stressed? Don’t let it get the best of you! Here are some tips from WEBMD for some quick stress relief: Chew gum Get outside Smile Sniff lavender Listen to music Focus on breathing Be kind to yourself Jot down … Continue reading

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New CDC Sleep Study

  At Working Nights we often discuss the importance of sleep and the obstacles shift workers face in trying to get enough of it. Lack of sleep is not only a major issue for shift workers but for many adults … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Is a seaweed flake the new potato chip?

This is the question asked in a recent article published in the Wall Street Journal. More people are snacking than ever before while, at the same time, more people want to eat better. Is it possible to munch on snack … Continue reading

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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

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Family History and Your Heart

Coronary heart disease is the result of plaque buildup in the arteries, which blocks blood flow and heightens the risk for heart attack and stroke. It accounts for 1 in 6 deaths in the United States. Currently, the Framingham Risk … 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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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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2010 Sleep in America Poll Released!

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has just released the 1st poll to examine sleep among four ethnic groups in the United States: Asians, Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics and Whites-the 2010 Sleep in America Poll. Although significant differences in the sleep habits … Continue reading

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Teach Children about Working Nights and Learn Something New Yourself Too!

Children’s book for 4-8 year olds covering topics about shift work, including getting sleep, eating well, exercising and saving time for fun and recreation. Continue reading

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This Emotional Life – Following up on “Stumbling on Happiness”

Daniel Gilbert, professor at Harvard and best selling author of “Stumbling on Happiness,” hosts this PBS show, This Emotional Life, starting Monday, January 4th.  The show will explore ways to improve social relationships, cope with emotional issues, and become more positive … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving from Working Nights – an Idea for Getting Through Dinner!

Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful and sometimes no one has fun. Play charades to keep everyone happy, focused, and having fun. It’s good for all ages! Continue reading

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Shift Work and Divorce – Does the Work Schedule Really Make a Difference?

Studies have found that people working shift work tend to experience greater marital instability. This post gives some ideas about why and what to do about it. Continue reading

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