On November 4th, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the governing body that regulates United
Researchers have tested shift workers' reactions in a real car -- and the results are compelling.
"A 'simple' re-organization of shifts according to chronotype allowed workers to sleep more on workday nights," Till Roenneberg
In the study, a team of international researchers monitored approximately 75,000 female registered nurses in the United States
And especially for all those who risk their lives at night to keep us safe, warm and comfortable, we should all say a special thanks and prayer for safety. Because being up all night is interesting, and sometimes profitable. But it's almost never preferable. And I speak from experience.
As best as possible, create a consistent schedule with seven to nine hours of high quality, uninterrupted sleep every night (or day in your situation).
Welcome to Thrive on Live with @CaroMT. About 15 percent of full-time workers in the U.S. work the overnight shift. We question whether sleeping during the day and working through the night affects sleep cycles and overall health.
They used to hang the key on the hook on the wall. Not anymore! Now when your employees want to use the bathroom, they'll
In addition to long-term effects, shifting your sleep has an immediate impact on how you feel and function. If you are unable to change your work time, you can still minimize the short-term negative effects of shifting your sleep schedule with behavioral interventions such as light therapy, keeping a consistent shift, moderate caffeine consumption and scheduled naps.
The diagnosis is made when an individual works a nontraditional shift, feels sleepiness as a result, and this sleepiness impacts the work life or home life in some negative way. The commuter train crash reads like a primer illustrating the finer points of shift work disorder.
The relationship of circadian dysfunction to cancer risk is a critically important area of research. With millions of Americans working shifts -- and a wider array of jobs requiring non-traditional schedules -- this is an issue that needs rigorous study and attention.