Ichiro Kawachi, MD, PhD, and Orfeu Buxton, PhD, are authors on a study that evaluated the sleep of those aged 65 and older who were impacted by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. Two and a half years after the event, those who experienced material loss, such as financial and home, were still at greater risk of sleep problems. Photo: Tex Texin on Flickr
Two studies by WFHN researchers help to illustrate the reciprocal relationship between sleep and the following day’s perceived stress levels, and vice versa, how daytime stressors can impact that night’s sleep. The studies are published in the Journal of Sleep Research and the Annals of Behavioral Medicine.
A study (in press in Sleep Health) by the WFHN reveals that those employees (particularly older workers) of an IT company that took part in an intervention study evaluating the effects of increased workplace flexibility and supervisor support experienced better duration and quality of sleep, as measured with wrist actigraphy. Photo: Kelsey on Flickr
A novel study published in the journal Sleep by the Work, Family & Health Network has found that when work demands conflict with our personal lives and create stress, the duration, quality and regularity of our sleep may be negatively impacted.
A study by Work, Family & Health Network (WFHN) researchers is spotlighted in this piece in The New York Times magazine on “Rethinking the Work-Life Equation.”
Harvard Pop Center faculty member Orfeu Buxton explains why some sounds help us stay asleep, while other sounds disturb it in this livescience.com piece. Photo: Chi Bellami on Flickr
Harvard Pop Center faculty member Orfeu Buxton, PhD, comments on a study that found that people who go to bed late are at increased risk of developing diabetes, even if they sleep in late in the morning, in this VOA article.
Harvard Pop Center faculty member Orfeu Buxton was quoted in this Boston Globe article and in this article in Entrepreneur on the role that a healthy work-life balance can have on people’s sleep. Buxton, along with Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman and other Work, Family & Health Network researchers, recently published their findings in the journal Sleep Health.
Harvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman and affiliated researcher Orfeu Buxton have co-authored a study that presents a way to quantify cardiometabolic risk using modifiable, non-self-reported risk factors which may help to motivate an individual’s commitment to prevention and intervention. The study has been published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Harvard Pop Center affiliated faculty member Orfeu Buxton served as PI on a recently published paper in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine that investigated the effect of work-related stress, sleep deficiency, and physical activity on 10-year cardiometabolic risk among an all-female worker population.