Monthly Archives: December 2009
A Great Book to Read over the Holidays – “My Stroke of Insight,” by Jill Bolte Taylor
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
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
New Shift Work Information on Weight Loss and Apnea, Craving a Smoke, and the Combined Effects of Caffeine and Alcohol
A dramatic weight loss can improve moderate to severe sleep apnea in obese men. Craving a cigarette while performing a cognitive task increases the chances of a person’s mind wandering and they donâ€™t even realize it is happening. Drinking a cup of coffee may actually make it harder for people to realize they’re drunk. Continue reading
Can Music Calm a Shift Worker’s Soul and Improve Sleep as Well?
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
New Research Proves “ You are what you eat“ More than Ever!
Low fat, high carb diets help shift workers raise serotonin levels. Continue reading
WSJ Covers Heart Risk at Work and Seasonal Affective Disorder
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.