In this episode, we’re talking about insulin resistance, a condition that has been shown in the research that shift workers are at risk of developing, due to a multitude of factors. Whilst most of us are aware that the type of food that we eat plays a key role in the regulation of our blood… Continue reading HSW 85: Shift Work and Insulin Resistance
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In today’s episode, we’re talking about Shift Work Disorder, a condition that can affect those working 24/7 with sleep and circadian rhythm researcher Dr Jade Murray from Monash University in Melbourne. I absolutely loved this chat with Dr Murray where we discuss: What exactly is shift work disorder? Why do people need to be concerned… Continue reading HSW 82: Shift Work Disorder with Dr Jade Murray
In this episode I go solo and discuss a phenomenon called ‘Sleep Debt’, which given the irregular hours and rotational rosters that many shift workers are required to work, is a situation experienced by many who work 24/7. In this episode you’re going to learn: – What exactly is ‘sleep debt’, and why are shift… Continue reading HSW 67: Sleep Debt – What Is It, And How Can We Minimise It with Audra Starkey
In today’s show we’re talking all things fatigue because let’s face it, when we work 24/7, it forms a huge part of our way of life! John Toomey is based in Melbourne, Australia and is affectionately known as ‘The Fatigue Professor’. After completing a Physical Education degree in 1981, John worked for 7 AFL teams as… Continue reading HSW 66: Addressing Fatigue with John Toomey
This week I reflect on a talk that I delivered at the Wellness Basecamp here in Brisbane last weekend titled “Are You Getting By On 5-6 Hours Of Sleep – Or Maybe Even Less?” because as shift workers we can definitely relate to running on minimal sleep due to our work hours and irregular roster… Continue reading HSW 55: Are You “Getting By” On 5-6 Hours Of Sleep?
Today we’re delving into a hot topic amongst many shift working workplaces these days, and that’s workplace fatigue, along with that magical “R” word we’ve come to know and love which of course, stands for Rosters! Professor Drew Hanson is the director of the Appleton Institute at Central Queensland University, and has spent the last… Continue reading HSW 52: Workplace Fatigue with Professor Drew Dawson
Over the past 2 years or so of recording podcast episodes, I’ve occasionally mentioned the words ‘sympathetic dominance’, as it’s a condition that I quite often see in many of my patients who work 24/7, in particular those who struggle to get good quality sleep. Otherwise known as the ‘fight or flight’ arm of our… Continue reading HSW 51: Sympathetic Dominance with Dr Wayne Todd
Sleep deprivation undeniably plays havoc on our hormones, so today’s show is all about how shift work, or more specifically how sleep deprivation affects the function of our reproductive hormones. Dr. Nat Kringoudis is a doctor of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncturist, Author, Speaker and all-round natural fertility expert based in Melbourne, Australia and discusses why sleep deprivation is essentially a form of stress… Continue reading HSW 42: Fertility, Stress and Sleep with Dr Nat Kringoudis
It’s currently winter here in Australia, and many of my clients are showing signs of being struck down by various things like colds and flu so today’s episode is going to be all about that – your immune system, and how shift work, or more specifically sleep deprivation impairs its ability to function as it… Continue reading HSW 40: Shift Work and Your Immune System.