Sleep and Shiftwork

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May 28, 2019
Heart Attacks in AM, Fever in PM: How Your Body Clock Works

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/what-is-the-best-time-of-day-to-be-sick

This article from Healthline addresses how many diseases have regular daily variations in risk or symptoms tied to the body’s internal clock.

Source: Healthline

Nov 26, 2018
As Melatonin Use Rises, So Do Safety Concerns

https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/news/20181112/as-melatonin-use-rises-so-do-safety-concerns?linkId=59979343

As usage of melatonin has increased, new concerns have arisen about using it inappropriately and possibly unsafely.

Source: WebMD

Dec 27, 2017
NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topics: Work Schedules, Shift Schedules and Long Hours

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/workschedules/

Both shift work and long work hours have been associated with health and safety risks. This page provides links to NIOSH publications and other resources that address demanding work schedules.

Source: NIOSH

Oct 31, 2017
Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/10/16/558058812/sleep-scientist-warns-against-walking-through-life-in-an-underslept-state?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

This audio and online article by National Public Radio summarizes research and recommendations shared by sleep scientist Matthew Walker, Director of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

Source: NPR

Jun 27, 2017
Medical Residents, Misplaced Pride and Saner Hours

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/16/upshot/medical-residents-misplaced-pride-and-saner-hours.html

Informed by research, Austin Frakt and Aaron Carroll explore and explain the changing landscape of health care, including in this article, research related to sleep and medical residents.

Source: NYT Upshot

Jun 26, 2017
Sleep Disorders Topic Page

https://www.tuck.com/sleep-disorders/

Sleep-related complaints are second only to complaints of pain as a cause to seek medical attention. Learn more about disorders, causes and what you can do about them on this website provided by Tuck

Source: Tuck

May 01, 2017
Short Sleep Duration by Occupation Group — 29 States, 2013–2014

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6608a2.htm?s_cid=mm6608a2_e

To provide updated and more detailed information about which occupation groups have the highest prevalences of short sleep duration, CDC analyzed data from currently employed adults surveyed for the 2013 and 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) in 29 states.

Source: CDC

Jan 17, 2017
Sleep Tools from National Sleep Foundation

https://sleepfoundation.org/category/sleep-tools

Sleep tools from the National Sleep Foundation.

Source: National Sleep Foundation

Jan 17, 2017
Ergonomics Today Quick News - Study: non-standard Shifts Bad News for Injured Workers Returning to Work

https://ergoweb.com/study-non-standard-shifts-bad-news-for-injured-workers-returning-to-work/

This Quick News article in Ergoweb was released on January 21, 2008 and written by Jennifer Anderson.

Source: Ergoweb

Jan 17, 2017
OSH Answers: Rotational Shiftwork

http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/ergonomics/shiftwrk.html

The term "rotational shiftwork" covers a wide variety of work schedules and implies that shifts rotate or change according to a set schedule.

Source: CCOHS