Fatigue Management a Three Part Series – Fatigue Factors

Fatigue is a complex issue that put worker’s health and safety at risk.  Fatigue is caused by working long hours, working the night shift and work-related stress. Fatigue is also caused by other factors such as medical issues, family/social issues, poor diet and poor sleep quality. Fatigue is associated with Continue reading

Fatigue Management a Three Part Series – Circadian Rhythms and the Night Shift

Some of our body systems run on a 24-hour cycle known as circadian rhythms. These rhythms are regulated by the light that comes into our eyes from our surrounding environment. Our body systems that run on circadian rhythms do have a huge impact on us. They impact things like: Memory Continue reading

Fatigue Management a Three Part Series – Do you have sleep debt?

If sleep was a credit card company, many of us would be in serious trouble. What is sleep debt? It is the cumulative effect of not getting enough sleep. In some cases, sleep debt results from insomnia or other underlying conditions that may require medical attention. But most sleep debt Continue reading