Tips for shift workers

Monday, August 22, 2016

I have to give a shout out to my good friend, Rupy Aujla, otherwise known as @doctors_kitchen, who took part in this blog post, and who understands the true meaning of night shift work! Before and after shifts, people often complain of abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, low mood and increased susceptibility to common viruses. Studies looking at brain waves show that sleep rhythms are incredibly important to health.  Proper alignment influences metabolism, inflammation pathways and stress hormones. So it’s no wonder us night shift workers (I’m afraid to say) have a significantly shorter life expectancy than our 9-5 colleagues. But…

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The truth about naps

Monday, March 14, 2016

Who’s ready for a nap? Did you know there is a National Napping Day, in the United States? Let’s talk the truth about naps. Research shows that taking naps can reduce stress and fight fatigue. A short nap can improve performance, alertness, and can help increase your ability to stay awake longer, if necessary. Some tips for proper napping: Nap in the afternoon, if choosing to do so Timing is important; there are many resources out there, but 10-30 minutes seems to be the best length of time to nap and still enhance instead of harm performance later Set an…

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