Category Archives: Management
Not Just For Kids!
Naps…they really are not just for kids! Dr. Damien Leger, a French sleep researcher, writes that napping should be considered a basic right, not a luxury or an activity to be hidden or derided. He stresses how important they are … Continue reading
An influential of panel of experts gathered by the World Health Organization (WHO) have concluded that drinking coffee regularly could protect against two different types of cancer, uterine and liver, although it is not clear why. As recently as 1991, … Continue reading
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
Less Might Be More
Good news for shift workers! The Wall Street Journal is reporting that recent sleep studies have found that 7 hours is the optimal amount of sleep, not 8 as were recommended in the past. One study showed that cognitive performance … Continue reading
Wellness Programs and Social Media
Social media is proving to be an important tool for employers trying to encourage their employees to participate in Wellness Programs or to achieve weight/health goals. With much of the population looking at text messages, Facebook and Twitter each day, … Continue reading
New Information about Sleep and Shift Work
In situations where fatigue is a factor, decisions should be made by teams rather than individuals when possible. Continue reading
Seratonin Levels Feed Anger
Many studies have shown that low levels of serotonin are also associated with anger, depression and anxiety. Fluctuations of serotonin levels in the brain, which often occur when someone hasn’t eaten or is feeling stressed, affect brain regions that enable … Continue reading
New Research Shift Workers Should Be Aware of…….
Read on if you are interested in identifying whether you might have heart disease, learn about a possible new way to treat sleep apnea, or hear more about sleep disorders 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
Is Time Alone Good for You?
Shift workers get time for solitude from their work schedules. Use it well. Continue reading
Sleep Critical to Memory Retention
Sleep enhances memory retention. Continue reading
Want Happy Memories this Holiday Season? Consider Scrimping on Sleep!
sleep deprivation can help eliminate bad memories Continue reading
Strategic Implications of Keeping Workers Safe from Harm – The Impact of Bullying at Work
Managers and employees should unite efforts and insist on a no-tolerance policy of bullying in the workplace. There is no place for bullying, anywhere. No one should be harassed and tormented.
Getting on the Right Team
Shift work jobs require teamwork and teams with socially sensitive team members perform better. Continue reading
A Primer of Sleep Disorders for Shift Workers
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