Relationship between night shift and sleep problems, risk of metabolic abnormalities of nurses: a 2 years follow-up retrospective analysis in the National Nurse Health Study (NNHS) (2023)

This recent Chinese cohort study of 730 nurses examined the relationship between night shift and sleep problems and metabolic abnormalities risk. Higher night shift load was associated with more sleep problems such as shortened sleep duration, sleep disorders, poor sleep quality and sleep deprivation. Night shift load was also associated with chronic diseases risk factors including increased body mass index, body fat, triglycerides and low levels of HDL ('good') cholesterol.

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Healthy sleep practices for shift workers: consensus sleep hygiene guidelines using a Delphi methodology (2023)

Recent UK research utilised Delphi methodology to determine the applicability of current guidelines for shift workers, the appropriateness of the term “sleep hygiene,” leading to the subsequent development of 18 guidelines for healthy sleep practices for shift workers.

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Dad and Partners in Small Business Survey Report

This research explores how Dads and partners in small business manage the transition to working parent, and the challenges in the role of support person for their partner. Key struggles included sleep deprivation, a desire for more time with baby in the first year; and a need for more support and mental health awareness, for themselves and their partners.

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Waking up to Sleep

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Technology and changing work patterns have changed our world and this is having a major impact on our sleep.This webinar discusses the science of sleep and how with technology, “help and support” sleep awareness, education, screening and behaviour change can be delivered digitally and at scale.

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