shift work

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.
One of the greatest risks affecting medical professionals is sleep deprivation. Take, for instance, a nurse whose drowsiness may have been the cause of a newborn baby being dropped on his head at a Pennsylvania hospital last week.
"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.
Marquié and colleagues compared the participants' results on the mental abilities tests. They found that shift work was tied
A 2012 study in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine administered several cognition tests to emergency department physicians
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.
“There is low-quality evidence that melatonin improves sleep length after a night shift but not other sleep quality parameters
Almost 15 million American adults don't work the typical 9-to-5, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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
Since reporting on something often prompts introspection, I wondered: What was my excuse for not sleeping? I'm not a shift worker, just part of a culture that lacks an off button.
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.
Unfortunately, treatment is somewhat limited for SWSD and some never fully adjust to shift work. Successful intervention