Tag Archives: rotating shifts
A new report issued earlier this month by the Governors Highway Safety Association identifies drowsy driving as the factor in crashes that claimed 5,000 lives in 2015. It is estimated to cause 20 percent of all traffic deaths which increased … Continue reading
One More Reason to Eat a Balanced Healthy Diet!
As though there aren’t enough reasons to eat a healthy balanced diet, researchers have come up with one more-Vitamin B6. A study just published in the Journal of Nutrition shows a strong association between chronic inflammation and Vitamin B6; those … Continue reading
Preventing Cardiovascular Events
Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in the United States. Several studies have reported a higher prevalence of coronary risk factors among rotating shift workers. Continue reading
Imagine a Hamster with Jet Lag?
Jet lag and shift work have a lot in common. Learning and memory problems exist and can continue for up to a month after returning to a normal schedule. Continue reading
It’s Important to Talk with your Doctor about Working Shift Work
Doctors apply standard care to patients without considering individual patients situation or lifestyles. Shift workers should make sure their doctors know they work shift work and have this unique lifestyle factored into considerations about health prevention and treatment. Continue reading
New Study Makes it Clear; We Need More than Six Hours of Sleep
New study makes it clear – those who don’t get enough sleep die prematurely. Continue reading
New Study Supports Claims that Oatmeal is Good for Shift Workers!
Soluble fiber improves the immune system – try nutrition bars. Continue reading
Working Nights President, Betsy Connolly, to Chat with Nurses on NurseTogether.com – Join us Tomorrow at 6 pm est.
Chat about shift work with Working Nights President Betsy Connolly and nurses on NurseTogether.com Continue reading
Try and Take Full Advantage of Recovery Days – Especially over the Holidays
Recovery days are important for health, safety, and productivity at home and at work. Instead of finding other ways to cope with working shifts, use your recovery days to re-group and de-stress. Continue reading
The Connection Between Safety and Teamwork – It’s all about Communication and Taking Workers’ Individual Differences into Account!
The importance of teamwork in the workplace and the resulting impact on safety, job satisfaction, and employee health is discussed. Continue reading
Serotonin, the Happiness Holy Grail
Shift workers have less serotonin that day-time workers so their sleep, appetite, mood, body temperature are impacted. Continue reading