Category Archives for "personal"

Aug 09

How to stay awake on night shift

By Dr Pushpa Chandra

Are you falling asleep during a work shift and suffering from insomnia during the day? Staying awake at night and trying to sleep during the day goes against evolution, adversely affecting all biological functions as they continually try to adjust. We have naturally evolved to rest, heal and restore our bodies while we sleep at […]

Continue reading
workplace safety
Jun 10

Workplace safety on night shifts

By Dr Pushpa Chandra

Millions of Americans work night shifts permanently or routinely rotate in and out of working the night shift. Unfortunately, staying up at night affects the body’s natural circadian rhythm, which not only affects the health of workers, but also has the potential to affect workplace safety as well. According to Medical News Today, disrupting the […]

Continue reading
Apr 21

Working night shift and how to enjoy it

By Dr Pushpa Chandra

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost 15 million Americans are working night shift and many will tell of the toll of working these late night hours has done to their sleep schedules and the stress it has put their body through. But getting a good night’s sleep is not the only issue at […]

Continue reading
Apr 07

Disadvantages to Working the Night Shift

By Dr Pushpa Chandra

As a night shift worker, you serve an incredibly important purpose of taking care of others, protecting society or an organization at night, or running complicated machinery. While your job requires alertness and often times, high-stakes decision making, the hours you work may cause you to be more tired than normal workers because you’re working […]

Continue reading
Mar 22

How to cope with rotating shift work

By Dr Pushpa Chandra

Working night shifts comes with challenges, including the high risk of shift work sleep disorder. Millions of workers work a rotating shift—changing from day to night or evening to morning regularly. This eliminates any chance of the body adapting to a specific schedule (which generally takes about seven days), and contributes further to disturbed or […]

Continue reading
Mar 16

The health hazards of shift work (infographic)

By Dr Pushpa Chandra

EKU Occupational Safety Program Shift Workers in the United States According to recent statistics, there are 15 million Americans whose full-time jobs require them to work the night shift or work irregular hours. Of the full-time workers being paid an hourly wage or receiving a salary, 15% of them work their shifts outside the conventional hours […]

Continue reading
Mar 16

How to manage third shift and a family

By Dr Pushpa Chandra

While working third shift may offers nurses and other health care professionals better pay, working nights comes with many drawbacks as well. Many nurses that work midnights have a tough time keeping a social life, exercises, sleeping, and managing their family obligations. Working this shift also comes with some serious health risks. For example, interrupting […]

Continue reading
>