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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
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
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
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
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
Families and Friends of Shift Workers – How to Help
With over 55 million Americans working nonstandard work schedules, up to 150 million people are directly impacted by shift work schedules, based on US census statistics of household size. But many more people are actually impacted by shift work because, while household size has been shrinking, extended families (e.g. extended relatives, neighbors and friends, co-workers) are becoming more important. Shift work can cause difficulty creating and maintaining relationships, and often it’s hard for others to realize special challenges shift workers face. Continue reading