and Napping Resources
This information and resource site on shift work is hosted by Shiftwork Solutions,
a consulting firm. Most of the information relates to understanding and implementing
different shift schedules.
Work Solutions: Tips on Managing Night Shift employees
This page on the shift-work.com site relates some of the needs and wants of shift
workers that management ought to consider when implementing schedules.
Work Solutions: Bulletin
This bulletin on the shift-work.com site offers information on important topics of
shift work like communication, pay policies, and shift lengths.
This information and resource site on around-the-clock business operations is hosted
by Circadian Technologies, Inc., a consulting firm. The main focus on this site are
alertness, performance, health & safety in 24-hour operations. Great tools and
information for anyone interested in understanding, or getting through, the rigors
of shift work.
Technologies: Working Nights
The Working nights section of the Circadian.com site is devoted to those who work
at night. Featured articles, study findings, and tips on making night shift work
liveable make this site a fine resource for anyone wishing to better understand the
world of nocturnal labor.
Technologies: Circadian Learning Center
On this site there are excellent tutorials on a range of sleep and shift work issues,
including alertness and fatigue, the health effects of shiftwork, staying awake at
the wheel, and shiftworker family and social life.
Language about Shiftwork
Visit this Web site to obtain a free copy of "Plain Language about Shiftwork"
produced by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The publication
suggests a wide range of strategies that employers and workers can adopt to ease
the burdens associated with shift work.
Parenting and Shift
Work: Message Board
Keeping parenting the priority and managing your job as a shift-worker can be very
chanllenging. This message posting board is a great resource for shift workers with
families. Exchange ideas, questions, and answers about making it all work for your
family and career.
in Weather: Frequently Asked Questions about Shifts
Although this discussion group is intended for women meteorologists, other women
who do shift work will find the topics useful and interesting. Shift work subjects
discussed by women include family life, children, pregnancy, and breast feeding.
This site is hosted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Internet marketing firm Voron hosts the Night Shift Initiative Web site, which serves
the health, happiness, lifestyle, and work performance needs of the global shiftwork
community. There is a wealth of articles about night shift work and a bulletin dedicated
to night shift issues.
Shift Work Community Forum
Want to talk "shop" 24-7 style? This forum Includes a chat room and message
boards. Chat it up with other night shift workers or root around for some real dirt
about the all-night life. All from the people who know best, real night shift worker!
Research on Night Duty Tolerance
"The relationship between night duty tolerance and personality" (1996)
is a research article published on the British weekly journal Nursing Online Standard.
The researchers studied 46 nurses and found evidence that "supports the premise
that any decision whether or not to work night shifts should be left to the individual."
Work Done...On the Night Shift
This page by the Office of Rehabilitation and Disability Services at Michigan State
University focuses on making life work when you work all night. This page has some
very helpful hints and how-to's.
SLEEP & NAPPING
This is the pre-eminent Web site on sleep. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF)
is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public health and
safety by achieving public understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting
public education, sleep-related research, and advocacy. Read the NSF's publications
and Sleep in America Poll and find sleep services and resources and links.
NSF: Sleep Strategies for Shift
This is an excellent resource for shift workers that covers such topics as tips for
getting successful shut-eye, balancing life and work, sleeping pills, and the ride
One of Sleepnet.com's goals is to list all the sleep information located on
the Internet. There are links to sites about sleep disorders, sleep deprivation,
sleep labs, dreams, suppport groups, and news sites.
Sleepnet also contains information on sleep and sleep disorders, a "sleepmall,"
and a comunity area where visitors can post questions and answers.
World Nap Organization
The World Nap Organization (WNO) is the nap lobby --an unabashed special interest
group devoted to battling negative images of the blissful practice of nap taking.
This commercial site is dedicated to napping and has book sales, napping products,
Napping Vocabulary Quiz
is humorous pro-nap propaganda worth checking out.
In addition to frequently asked questions about caffeine and coffee, this site contains
some interesting information on the chemistry of caffeine and related products. A
great site for insomniacs and buzzed-out cubicle dwellers.