Headaches and night shift are quite synonymous with one another, as is often the case, after a string of early shifts. In this episode, Audra shares some of the causes of headaches (besides the obvious of sleep deprivation), along with some suggestions on how to reduce your chances of getting them in the first place.… Continue reading HSW 98: Minimising Headaches After Night Shift
Do you struggle with poor memory? Perhaps you leave sticky notes everywhere as a reminder so that you don’t forget things? Well if you work shift work, chances are you answered “yes” to that question and have experienced bouts of ‘forgetfulness’ thanks to your sleep deprived lifestyle. In this episode I chat with Emily Breese,… Continue reading HSW 45: Shift Work Cognition with Emily Breese
Are you a nurse or midwife? If so, then you’re going to love this episode as I had the pleasure of chatting with Carmen Barry, a nurse based at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne who has been involved in the rollout of a pilot program called ‘Happy People’. The Happy People program is an… Continue reading HSW 44: Happy Nurses & Midwives with Carmen Barry.
This week I chat about my all time favourite topic – Food Timing, or the more fancier, scientific way to describe it is Chrononutrition. Chrononutrition involves the study of how nutrition impacts on our metabolism, via our internal body clock, which includes meal regularity (or in the case of a shift worker, meal irregularity), frequency… Continue reading HSW 39: Weight Gain, Food Timing and Chrononutrition.
Nurses represent a massive part of the shift working population so I’m super excited to be chatting with a lady who has been working in this field for over 30 years which yes, I agree, is a very long time! Cara Henstridge works at Sandringham hospital in Melbourne and shares what its like to run… Continue reading HSW 33: Nursing and Smart DNA Testing with Cara Henstridge.
This week Audra chats with fellow health professional and Paediatrician Dr Katrina Hurley who is an Emergency Doctor based in Halifax, Canada and has a similar interest in nutrition to support shift workers. Dr Hurley is a Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert having graduated from the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, and has extensive experience working shift… Continue reading HSW 009: Optimal Nutrition For Shift Workers with Dr Katrina Hurley