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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
Employee Health and Shift Work Lifestyle Training Leads to a Happier and Healthier Workforceâ€¦.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
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
Book Review “ My Stroke of Insight “ a Brain Scientistâ€™s Personal Journey, by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D., Taylor’s book provides a unique education about our brains, in particular, about how the two different hemispheres of our brains work. together … Continue reading
Listening to music can help shift workers reduce stress and lower blood pressure as well as having a healing effect on many of the other challenges that come from working shift work. Continue reading
Two articles in today’s Wall Street Journal are significant to shift workers. One story is about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and the other’s about a new study reporting that men who didn’t confront colleagues or bosses who treated them unfairly doubled their risk of heart attack.
One major factor in the development of migraines is lack of sleep. Migraine headaches are associated with more than double the likelihood of the most common kind of stroke â€“ those occurring when blood supply to the brain is suddenly cut off by the buildup of plaque or a blood clot.