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Why Working The Night Shift Has Major Health Consequences

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living

The 15 million Americans who work the night shift won't hesitate to tell you about the toll their work lives take on their sleep schedules. However, q...

God Bless the Night Shift

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

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.

How Working Irregular Hours Affects The Brain

Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living

By Nancy Maleki Several past studies have found health impacts of working irregular shifts, such as an increased risk for heart disease. And a ne...

How To Survive The Night Shift

Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living

By Amir Khan for U.S. News Working nights is tough. Sleeping when the sun is out and working when it's dark can take a real toll on your sleep sche...

Ask JJ: Can a Low-Carb Diet or Night Shift Stall Fat Loss?

JJ Virgin | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

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).

The Impossibility Of The Night Shift

Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living

By Avital Andrews Maintaining a regular circadian rhythm is crucial for human health. But almost 15 percent of full-time salaried workers in the ...

8 Ways Working The Night Shift Hurts Your Health

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan and Sarah Klein | Posted 08.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Almost 15 million American adults don't work the typical 9-to-5, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These employees clocking...

How to Go Mad With Power From Your Promotion to Shift Manager

Oren Mendez | Posted 08.23.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Start off by making it clear that you're not like the other employees by creating a small difference between you and them. They have to wear a plast...

How to Fire Up: Get Uncomfortable and Go to Sleep

Carrie Sturrock | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Carrie Sturrock

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.

How To Overcome The Negative Effects Of Shift Work

Tracey Marks, M.D. | Posted 04.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Tracey Marks, M.D.

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.

Train Crash Sheds Light On Shift Work Disorder

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

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.

Shift Work and High PSA

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

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.

Is Your Job Giving You Sleep Problems?

Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living

By Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D. for YouBeauty.com From hospital staff to construction workers, police officers, pilots and commercial drivers... ...

Work The Night Shift? How To Maintain A Healthy Weight

Posted 12.28.2012 | Healthy Living

By Dr. Mike Roussell for Shape.com Q: I work a rotating shift so it is hard to have a regular eating and sleeping routine. What can I do to jumpsta...

Lynne Peeples

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark: The Health Dangers Of Light At Night

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 08.02.2012 | Green

Ian Cheney had no idea that artificial light at night could be unhealthy when he began filming his new documentary, "The City Dark." His interest in w...

Overworked And Under-Slept?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Close the computer at 6 p.m., decline that extra bit of overtime, don't bring work home on the weekends: It's up to each of us to find ways to set reasonable limits so that work life doesn't rob us of the sleep we need.

On-call employment: Good for retail business, bad for workers

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
The Center for Public Integrity

By Joe EatoniWatch NewsLike generations of college students, Caprice Taylor needed a job to help pay her school and living expenses. For the 24-year...

Night And Weekend Workers Have Greater Feelings Of Social Isolation: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

When workers pull evening and weekend shifts, it can be great for a company's bottom line. But it's often not so good for the workers themselves. E...

How Working The Night Shift Can Affect Your Health

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Many sleep problems can be attributed to an internal clock that has become out of sync. Sometimes your body's clock just doesn't quite match up with society's 24-hour clock.

The Truth About Melatonin

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Melatonin is a sleep and body clock regulator, not a sleep initiator.

Top 5 New 'Suspected Carcinogens'

AOL News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Some carcinogens you already know and fear: cigarettes, asbestos, smoked meat. But what about the ones you've never even heard of? That's the crux of...