Tag Archives: shift work
The Impact of Ageing on Sleep
It seems like every day we learn more about the importance of a full night of beneficial and restorative sleep; we understand that it impacts every portion of our lives and without it, we are vulnerable to a myriad of … Continue reading
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
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
Help for Insomnia
Chronic insomnia is defined as at least three restless nights per week for at least three months. Have you been experiencing this? If yes, you are not alone! The American College of Physicians (ACP) reports that 6-10 percent of people … Continue reading
New CDC Sleep Study
At Working Nights we often discuss the importance of sleep and the obstacles shift workers face in trying to get enough of it. Lack of sleep is not only a major issue for shift workers but for many adults … Continue reading
Sleep…the Key to Staying Healthy This Winter!
Sleep is a subject being studied by researchers more than ever as they continue to learn how it impacts every part of our mental, physical and emotional lives. Working Nights discusses it often since shift workers, due to their unique … Continue reading
Are You Sitting Too Much?
In recent years there have been numerous articles written about the physical toll of being sedentary. Excessive sitting is associated with 34 chronic diseases and conditions! Studies show that sitting too much has been linked to cardiovascular events like heart attack, … Continue reading
Sometimes the best things in life really are free…
…and in this case, also easily accessible and good for us. What could it be you ask? The answer is water, which is essential to keeping us alive since all the systems of our body require it to function properly, … Continue reading
No More Excuses!
Most of us know the importance of exercise, but still come up with excuses not to do any. It may be too hot, too cold, too wet or too snowy. You may be too tired, too busy or too stressed. … Continue reading
Caffeine Update: Grab Another Cup of Coffee!
There is more good news for shift workers who rely on caffeine to keep alert while working their unique hours. A panel of experts submitted an advisory report to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and … Continue reading
Reducing Injuries From Falls
Falls occur throughout the world at an amazing rate. According to the World Health Organization, falls are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide. In the United States, the National Safety Council reports that falls are … Continue reading
Sleep Cleans Our Brains!
Sleep, that often elusive (especially for shift workers) yet essential part of all of our lives, is in the news again because of a new study published in the journal Science last week. Scientists at the University of Rochester have … Continue reading
The Health Benefits of Coffee
Concerned about having that second or third cup of coffee? Recent studies indicate that maybe you shouldn’t be! An article in the June 9th issue of the New York Times Magazine describes the notable health benefits of moderate (3-4 5 ounce … Continue reading
A.D.H.D. or Sleep Deficit?
At this point, it appears we all know someone (if not yourself!) who has been diagnosed or has symptoms attributable to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or A.D.H.D. The classic symptoms of A.D.H.D. include procrastination, forgetfulness, the inability to pay attention consistently … Continue reading