Irregular work hours cause ill-health. The effects on men and women are different.
How likely are you to fight off an infection that occurs in the morning rather than midday? The answer depends on whether you are a man or a woman, and whether you have an irregular work schedule.
'I'll sleep when I'm dead': The sleep-deprived masculinity stereotype
The average American sleeps less than the recommended minimum seven hours of sleep per night, and nearly half of Americans report negative consequences from insufficient sleep. A cultural complication is the notion that getting less than the recommended amount of sleep signals something positive about an individual.
Stress, insomnia, and the immune system
Scientists have pinpointed the circuit in the brain that is responsible for sleepless nights in times of stress—and it turns out that circuit does more than make you toss and turn.
24/7 work emails impact health, relationships for employees and significant others.
A really interesting study claims that for many, ‘flexible work boundaries’ become ‘work without boundaries.’ This is something that, as regular readers of TR know, I have been banging on about for some time.
Your business trips can put you at risk for Alzheimer’s.
A study published in the journal Sleep journal shows that a variation in the melatonin receptor 1A (MTNR1A) gene is linked to the risk of Alzheimer's disease. The same team has also demonstrated that the same genetic variation reduces tolerance to shift work among the working age population.
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