A 2013 USA Today article said that almost 15% of Chicago commuters endure a daily mega-commute of one hour or more. As a shift worker, my off-peak commute is just shy of that mark. I don’t endure road ragers, cramped buses or over packed train cars. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. My commute is practically […]Read more "Commuting "
As Daylight Savings Time comes to an end and our wall clock “falls back”, we gain an addtitional hour for the day, but how does that one hour effect the body clock of a shift worker? Sleep in general, is one of the most common laments of the shift worker. The United States Department of Labor’s Bureau […]Read more "Daylight Savings Time and the Shift Worker"
By 9 to 5 standards, the life of shift work may seem abnormal, and making healthy lifestyle choices even more difficult. The basic need of nutrition is paramount to any individual, and especially the shift worker. Eating, drinking and sleeping in odd hours also takes it’s toll upon the human body. In fall 2011, the […]Read more "Marathon Man"