Blue light can affect sleep

How Blue Lights Affects Sleep

Both natural and artificial blue light can boost your alertness and mental sharpness however too much of it may keep you awake when your body needs to wind down. What is blue light? Blue light is a colour in the visible light spectrum that can be seen by human eyes. It has a short wavelength,…

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What is Fatigue and Does it Matter?

Many industries rely on workers being physically and mentally alert however workplace fatigue is on the rise as people work longer hours often under increasingly difficult conditions and stress brought about by COVID-19. This article explores common causes of fatigue and offers key recommendations for managers and staff. What is fatigue? Fatigue is a state…

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Breathing Exercise to De-Stress   

Breathing Exercise to De-Stress    There are many breathing exercises you can do which can help you to relax and de-stress, but also improve your lung function, particularly if you’ve suffered from a recent respiratory illness. Equally if you play regular sport, improved lung capacity will benefit your exercise tolerance. In short, breathing exercises can benefit everyone…

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Shiftworker exercising in the park

Gold Standard Exercise Recommendations for Health

Are you thinking about starting a fitness programme? Here are four steps to get started and a free information leaflet about gold standard exercise recommendations for health. Starting a fitness programme may be one of the best things you can do for your health. Physical activity can reduce your risk of chronic disease, improve your…

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Benefits of The Humble Stretch

The humble stretch can help calm the mind, reduce tension headaches, improve posture, reduce body aches, increase blood flow to your muscles and increase flexibility. To help us understand how to stretch Graeme Saxby from Peace and Performance Osteopathy, has produced a short video of humble stretches that anyone can use. He shows us simple…

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Managing Worry and Anxiety During a Global Pandemic

Since lockdown in New Zealand on 26th March 2020 many shiftworkers are now working longer and harder than ever to keep our essential services going. For that we are all truly grateful. The cost for many however, is increased worry, anxiety and fatigue. This may be due to additional work demands, working from home, uncertainty…

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Can Mindfulness Help You Sleep?

Have you ever wondered what mindfulness is and how to use it to help you sleep? If you have read on. This blog gives you the nuts and bolts about what mindfulness is as well as a four step plan you can use straight away to help you sleep better, feel better and work better.…

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Staying Awake On The Night Shift

Anyone who works night shift knows how hard it can be to focus and stay awake. At Shiftwork Services we recommend three key areas that can help you on night shift. Manage Yourself. Make sure you have plenty of sleep prior to working at night. While on night shift use alertness strategies including: keep moving, eat…

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Sleep Tips For Shiftworkers

Keeping a healthy sleep pattern can be challenging for anyone, but for shiftworkers it is near impossible. Working nights, being on call, and early starts, can upset the body clock while potentially increasing the risk to your physical and mental health, along with more accidents and incidents. Lack of good quality sleep occurs because our…

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