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PATIENTS' STORIES

We are very proud to share with you what our patients say about Meadowlands Hospital... readmore

“Every person treated me with much care and affection. I want to thank all the nurses for their care and kindness. Doctor was as good as the nurses! Doctor and nurses treated me like family. I hope no friend or family ever has to go to (Meadowlands) hospital but if they do – they will be in caring hands.”
— Mark S., Meadowlands Hospital Emergency Room Patient, January 2017

“The food was great and I had many channels on my tv. WiFi worked perfectly. I LOVED the nurses. They all genuinely cared and were always willing to listen to me. I honestly LOVE the nurses on the maternity ward. I really wish I was better with names because they were all exceptional!”
— Lillian D., Meadowlands Hospital HCAHPS/Postpartum Patient, December 2016

MEADOWLANDS EMERGENCY

MHMC HEALTHFEED

Sleep and Sleepiness in Insomnia Phenotypes of Shift Work Disorder

by Valentina Gumenyuk, Ph.D.

This study found that among employees that work overnight hours, there is a higher amount of people who may suffer from symptoms of insomnia and/or excessive sleepiness. The circadian mismatch between working “night” hours and sleeping during the day may contribute to the global problem with workers that have non-typical work schedules. Specifically, the study is demonstrating that insomnia in night workers is related to “brain hyperarousal,” a condition found to be similar in individuals who work during the day who experience symptoms of physiological insomnia and the inability to sleep normally. There is scientific evidence of the study supporting that night workers who suffer insomnia will not sleep well even during their nights off from work.

The conclusion of this study is that insomnia alone should be treated as the brain hyperarousal condition. Traditional sleeping medications may not assist in targeting the core of the problem – the inability to sleep and maintain generally well-being. read full study ›