Digging for data: How #sleep is losing out to roster design, sleep disorders, and lifestyle factors

Highlights•Shift start times <06:00, may result in sleep loss resulting in poor alertness. •Risk of sleep disorders increased with body mass and age. •Prevalence of shiftwork disorder and obstructive sleep apnea in mining is high. •Biomathematical modeling may be used to eliminate or reduce organizational risk. AbstractShift workers employed at a remote mining operation may …

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Long-term night #shift work is associated with the risk of atrial #fibrillation and #coronary heart disease

The aim of this study was to test whether current and past night shift work was associated with incident atrial fibrillation (AF) and whether this association was modified by genetic vulnerability. Its associations with coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, and heart failure (HF) were measured as a secondary aim. Methods and resultsThis cohort study included …

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Guiding principles for determining work #shift duration and addressing the effects of work shift duration on performance, safety, and health: guidance from the American Academy of #Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society

Risks associated with fatigue that accumulates during work shifts have historically been managed through working time arrangements that specify fixed maximum durations of work shifts and minimum durations of time off. By themselves, such arrangements are not sufficient to curb risks to performance, safety, and health caused by misalignment between work schedules and the biological …

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#Shift Workers at Risk for #Metabolic Syndrome

In this highly digitalized era, sleep disorders are becoming more common and are associated with an increased burden of chronic disease. Shift workers are at an increased risk for both sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome. In this article, the authors outline the connection between circadian discordance, hormonal imbalance, and the development of metabolic syndrome in …

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