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“My wife and I were particularly impressed because this was a big improvement for this hospital over past years.”
— Denis F., Meadowlands Hospital HCAHPS/3West Patient, March 2017

“Everyone provided superior, outstanding quality service. My husband and I both visited the Same Day Surgery Department and we both agree that the services were great.”
— Najlasia A., Meadowlands Hospital Ambulatory Services Patient, March 2017

“Registration clerk was very efficient and nursing staff was extremely courteous. I was in major pain from a kidney stone. Quick check in, scan, diagnosis and pain relief. Everyone at the Meadowlands Hospital did great.”
— Bob S., Meadowlands Hospital Emergency Room Patient, March 2017

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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 ›