Sleep and Shiftwork

General Information

Date Added Resource Source
Dec 2016

Prevalence of Healthy Sleep Duration among Adults — United States, 2014

To promote optimal health and well-being, adults aged 18–60 years are recommended to sleep at least 7 hours each night. Sleeping <7 hours per night is associated with various adverse health outcomes.

Mar 2015

How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?

Sleep needs vary across ages and are especially impacted by lifestyle and health. To determine how much sleep you need, it's important to assess not only where you fall on the "sleep needs spectrum," but also to examine what lifestyle factors are affecting the quality and quantity of your sleep such as work schedules and stress.

(National Sleep Foundation)
Aug 2013

Sleep and Health Education Program: Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School

This education site provides information on Healthy Sleep, Getting Sleep and Treating Apnea.

(Harvard Medical School)
Aug 2013

National Sleep Foundation: Sleep-Wake Cycle: Its Physiology and Impact on Health (PDF)

Sleep-Wake Cycle: Its Physiology and Impact on Health was independently created by the National Sleep Foundation and was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.

Mar 2012

NIOSH Science Blog: Sleep and Work

In honor of National Sleep Awareness Week, we have summarized the sleep and work issue below and, in a companion blog tomorrow, will highlight NIOSH research in this area.

Sep 2005

Fighting the Fatigue Factor

So what can you do to minimize risks in the face of the overtime challenge? Here are 12 tips to reduce the likelihood of safety and health problems.

(Industrial Safety and Health News)
Nov 2004

Plain Language About Shiftwork (PDF)

Shiftworkers and night workers are often tires and sleepy because of their work schedule...

Mar 2004

OSH Answers: Rotational Shiftwork

The term "rotational shiftwork" covers a wide variety of work schedules and implies that shifts rotate or change according to a set schedule...

Dec 2002

Shiftworker Online

This web page is about the different aspects of shiftwork. It is intended for the shiftworker or anyone wanting to know more about shiftwork or why their shiftworking spouse, friend or neighbour, look, feel and act the way they do.