10 Pm to 6 Am Tough Shift
Hoping to eliminate sleeping on the job for air traffic controllers, the U.S. government is giving controllers an extra hour off work between shifts. However, sleep experts say that air traffic controllers should be allowed to take naps. CBS News reports that experts believe that controllers, like firefighters and trauma doctors, should be allowed to take naps during work hours. Someone else would be watching the traffic, of course! CBS News says that controllers sleeping on the job has been an "open secret" dating back to the early 1990s. Since the body naturally craves sleep at night, midnight shifts, starting at 10 p.m. and ending around 6 a.m., are said to be the toughest for controllers trying to stay awake.
Very Hard Jobs May Be Killers
Women who have very demanding jobs are much more likely to suffer from a heart attack than women with more easygoing jobs, say Harvard Medical School researchers. The findings show that women who reported that they have to work "very hard" or "very fast" and don't have much control over their daily tasks have an 88 percent increased risk of heart attack when compared with women in less stressful roles. The women with demanding jobs were also 43 percent more likely to require heart surgery, reports CNN. Research findings were presented today at the American Heart Association annual meeting in Chicago.