Sleep and Shiftwork

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Jul 23, 2019
Sleep and Dopamine

It has been found that dopamine also helps in sleep regulation, as it promotes wakefulness, contrary to melatonin which makes us feel sleepy. This resource describes the role of dopamine as related to sleep, and including tips to sleep better.

Source: Sleepline

Jul 23, 2019
Epigenetics and Sleep

Epigenetics, a new, sometimes called ‘revolutionary’ discipline, helps us describe how our body changes through the years and under the influence of many internal and external factors, as well as our own choices. Here we talk about how our body changes under the influence of sleep or the lack thereof.

Source: Sleepline

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

Sleep tools from the National Sleep Foundation.

Source: National Sleep Foundation