Sleep and Shiftwork
Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.
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.
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.
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.
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.