Sleep and Shiftwork
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Ergonomics Today Quick News - 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.
OSH Answers: Rotational Shiftwork
The term "rotational shiftwork" covers a wide variety of work schedules and implies that shifts rotate or change according to a set schedule.
Prevalence of Healthy Sleep Duration among Adults — United States, 2014
To promote optimal health and well-being, adults aged 18–60 years are recommended to sleep at least 7 hours each night. Sleeping <7 hours per night is associated with various adverse health outcomes.