Newsletter - November 2013

Shiftwork Services Newsletter

We aim to help shiftworkers sleep better and work safer  

we provide:

assessment and treatment of sleeping disorders
about sleep solutions and coping with shiftwork 

assessment of hours of work for better sleep and safer work
Getting a Good Night's Sleep
Shiftwork Handbook 

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Dear Colleagues  

There are 35 sleeps to Christmas!  This is a perfect time to remind you about the benefits of a good sleep and update you about our new and improved sleep service.  

Research suggests that sleep plays an important role in memory, both before and after learning a new task. Lack of sleep can cause problems with mood, judgement and ability to deal with stress. It can also affect reaction times and ability to assess speed and distance. A less known fact is that lack of sleep can cause weight gain. This is because production of the hormones leptin and ghrelin which are associated with appetite  may be influenced by how much or how little we sleep. 

To make sure you have a good sleep you need to check that you have a roster that promotes sleep and manage sleeping disorders. To make this simpler we have teamed up with Dr Alex Bartle and the Sleep Well Clinic to provide a clinical service throughout New Zealand. Home assessments and treatments are available for a wide range of sleeping disorders including sleep apnoea, insomnia and sleep wake cycles. We can also assess your roster to find out if it allows time for adequate sleep.   

If you would like to know more about the benefits of a good sleep, how much sleep people need and how to manage common sleep problems visit Dr Battle's TV3 video clip on World Sleep day here

Learn more about how the Sleep Service can help you click here

To make an appointment simply email us a referral form here

Work Safely
Fiona Johnston
Shiftwork Services

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