When it comes to shift work struggles – there are many! From chronic fatigue and tiredness to sleep-deprivation, having no energy to exercise, weight fluctuations, a depleted immune system, digestive complaints, nervous system dysregulation and a disrupted family and social life. It’s certainly not easy working 24/7 and you’re not alone in feeling this way.
In this podcast, Audra speaks with experts on sleep, nutrition, weight management, stress relief and a realm of other topics relevant to shift work health. Audra also interviews current and former shift workers from an array of different industries and occupations, who are essentially the real experts behind working 24/7. This fun, informative and engaging podcast will leave you feeling motivated and inspired, and that you’re not alone in feeling like some kind of weird, nocturnal animal stuck in a wheel going round and round in circles.
HSW 99: Shift Scheduling and Chronotypes with Michael Wieden
This week we’re heading all the way to Germany to chat with Michael Wieden, the founder of Aliamos, a company that works with organisations to improve the health and well-being of employees by taking into consideration the unique biological rhythms of individuals. Things we discuss: 1. What is chronobiology, and why is it important for Listen In
HSW 98: Minimising Headaches After Night Shift
Headaches and night shift are quite synonymous with one another, as is often the case, after a string of early shifts. In this episode, Audra shares some of the causes of headaches (besides the obvious of sleep deprivation), along with some suggestions on how to reduce your chances of getting them in the first place. Listen In
HSW 97: Becoming a Healthy Shift Worker with Roger Sutherland
A healthy shift worker – myth or a reality? In today’s episode, we discuss this exact topic with Roger Sutherland who has been a police officer for over 35 years, and is part of an emergency services family with a son, daughter and partner who also work 24/7. Some of the things that we discuss Listen In
HSW 96: Veterinarian Wellness with Dr Nadine Hamilton
This week we’re chatting with Dr Nadine Hamilton, a psychologist, author and leading authority in veterinary wellbeing based on the Gold Coast. She is the owner of Positive Psych Solutions, a boutique psychology practise that specialises in supporting the health and wellbeing of veterinary and wildlife professionals, and author of the best-selling book “Coping with Listen In
HSW 95: Exercise, Mental Health and PTSD with Beck Lawther
Today we’re talking about the benefits of exercise when it comes to managing our mental health – in particular around the topic of PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Beck Lawther, a Police Officer with the Victorian Police Service based in Melbourne. Beck is also the co-founder of Triple Zero Fit, a personal training Listen In
HSW 94: Project Sunrise and Jet Lag with Dr Sun Bin.
Today we’re talking all things jet-lag with Dr Sun Bin from the University of Sydney who is an epidemiologist and public health researcher, who has a particular interest in sleep and circadian rhythms. Dr Sun Bin and her team are currently working on a research project with Australia’s largest airline, Qantas, called “Project Sunrise” to Listen In
Such good advice!
Love how relevant and actionable the advice is on this podcast.
Love this Podcast
Thanks Audra for a great Podcast. I love listening to your Podcast & learning some neat tricks that I have been able to put into practice & really works. I have learned so much.
Audra is an absolute legend
I love Audra's approach, wisdom, the quality of her carefully selected guests and her humour. She is an absolute pioneer in the Shift Working | Sleep space and I can not wait to hear more... Thanks Audra. Your a legend