Friday, April 10, 2009
If your job chains you to a desk for much of the day, it could be increasing your chances of developing a serious sleep disorder, according to a landmark study by Toronto researchers.
The study revealed that fluids tend to accumulate in the legs of some people who spend a lot of time sitting. When they lie down at night the fluids redistribute to the upper body, including the neck. This fluid shift can narrow the airways and make it difficult to breathe, leading to obstructive sleep apnea.
For complete article by Paul Taylor of the Globe and Mail go to: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/article656258.ece
Are you sleepless in the saddle? Sleep deprivation at the workplace affects your health and your productivity.
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Jack (not his real name) is an airport baggage screener who works a midnight-to-8 a.m. shift so he can take care of family matters during the day. He loves the flexibility of being able to take care of his son when he's off, but admits his energy and alertness have suffered as a result.
For complete WebMD Feature by Dulce Zamora go to:
Studies on NFL linesmen have shown that 70% of them suffer from OSA and their response and acuity rate is affected by 11%.
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