“The Impact of Shift Work on Health”

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Medical News Today provides an overview of the research on the effects of shift work on the physical and mental well-being of employees. “Although this field requires more in-depth and focused studies, a growing body of evidence continues to indicate that measures need to be taken to protect a significant section of the population.”

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Shift work disorder (SWD) is a medical condition that occurs when your work … NUVIGIL® (armodafinil) Tablets [C‐IV] is a prescription medicine used to improve …

    Disease mongering is the practice of widening the diagnostic boundaries of illnesses or making one up and then aggressively promoting public awareness in order to expand the markets for treatment.

    Want to make lots of money ??? Lets get started.

    1. Patent a dangerous chemical as a “treatment” for Shift Work Disorder.
    2. Invent fictitious trial results that prove the drug is effective in treating Shift Work Disorder.
    3. Bribe FDA officials into approving the drug as safe for everyone! (Even if it kills people.)
    4. Submit to the American Psychiatric Association for inclusion in their DSM (the standard reference guide of psychiatric disorders).
    5. Create an emotional TV ad that shows unhappy, confused people being transformed into perfect beings after they take your drug.
    6. Issue press releases to mainstream media outlets who will run your propaganda as news with zero skepticism.
    7. Bribe doctors with vacations, extravagant meals and “consulting fees” in order to get them to prescribe your drug to as many patients as possible.
    8. Buy off politicians and legislators to block alternative medicine and enforce a pharmaceutical monopoly.
    9 Sit back and rake in the bucks while Americans are fooled into buying your drug to treat Shift Work Disorder!

    10. When the lawsuits roll in from the families of dead patients, simply use a small portion of your windfall profits to settle out of court, admitting no guilt.

  2. On the next page, we look at what circadian rhythms are and what can be done to protect the health of shift workers. …

    Oh really ? read this ,

    “In 2001, historian Roger Ekirch of Virginia Tech published a seminal paper, drawn from 16 years of research, revealing a wealth of historical evidence that humans used to sleep in two distinct chunks.

    His book At Day’s Close: Night in Times Past, published four years later, unearths more than 500 references to a segmented sleeping pattern – in diaries, court records, medical books and literature, from Homer’s Odyssey to an anthropological account of modern tribes in Nigeria. ”

    The myth of the eight-hour sleep

    Read more http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-16964783

    Basically “circadian rhythm” is a huge fraud.

    Ever see the dog or cat or any other animal looking at the clock before deciding to sleep or wake up ??

    “circadian rhythm” stupid scam , for most of human history people had no idea what time it was, no electricity and quartz crystals they slept when tired and got up when they were done sleeping and don’t tell me about farmers or some dumb shit.

    “circadian rhythm” hate that stupid phrase and scam everyone believes.

  3. Maybe I shouldn’t be bashing this article that much, I remember this.

    Let Them Sleep: AAP Recommends Delaying Start Times of Middle and High Schools to Combat Teen Sleep Deprivation

    Studies show that adolescents who don’t get enough sleep often suffer physical and mental health problems, an increased risk of automobile accidents and a decline in academic performance. But getting enough sleep each night can be hard for teens whose natural sleep cycles make it difficult for them to fall asleep before 11 p.m. – and who face a first-period class at 7:30 a.m. or earlier the next day…

    The AAP is making a definitive and powerful statement about the importance of sleep to the health, safety, performance and well-being of our nation’s youth

    https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/pages/let-them-sleep-aap-recommends-delaying-start-times-of-middle-and-high-schools-to-combat-teen-sleep-deprivation.aspx

    The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 62,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

  4. Actually Cat, as one who has messed up circadian rhythms, due to what I feel are due to being on psych meds for years, that word is not a fraud. And by the way, one of my problems is sleeping split shifts which causes me to feel horrible. Unfortunately, I have been unable to consolidate sleep which is a whole other post.

    But my issue aside, there are many people with that problem. Just because big pharma wants to drug it, doesn’t mean the issue isn’t legitimate. And many people suffer horribly from these issues, particularly when the standard advice of light therapy and melatonin doesn’t work.