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Shift Workers

WATCH: How Working The Overnight Shift Can Hurt Your Health

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living

Working the night shift doesn’t just affect your sleep cycle -- it can also take a significant toll on your overall health. Rashid Temuri, a Chic...

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.

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.

How This Southern Rock Band Makes Time For Sleep

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 10.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Touring is a difficult job, and Sons of Bill are doing their best to find ways to balance their love of music and need for sleep.

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 Exercise Enables Sleep

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

As Americans, our minds have long been fatigued and our bodies far from movement.

Be Your Own Sleep Specialist: Sleep Medicine And The Self-Care Movement

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Sleep Machismo is bringing this country to its knees in terms of performance deficits at work and fueling the fire under the obesity pandemic we are now witnessing. We must all become sleep specialists.

Caffeine Adversely Affects Sleep Cycle For Many

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

According to a recent study, caffeine interferes with sleep and this effect worsens with age. For shift workers, who need to sleep during the day, caffeine can really antagonize sleep.

Something New in Melatonin?

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

Many claim that melatonin is a natural sleeping aid or nightcap because it "naturally" helps regulate sleep-wake cycles. Given its wide spread availability today, you'd presume it's safe. Is it?