Upcoming lectures on sleep-wake rhythms disturbances and melatonin

Chrono@Work will be present at several symposia, classes and congresses in the upcoming period. Please have a look and subscribe if you are interested in the topic. 16th April 20:00h in Leeuwarden: Studium Generale Het Einde van de Zomertijd en Dan? 18th April whole day in Zeist: Medilex symposium on ‘Slaapproblemen en -stoornissen bij mensen met…

TV program FOCUS on health risks of night work

On November 7th, NTR presented a documentary FOCUS on the health risks of working at night and discusses possible solutions. In accordance with the reports of the Dutch Health Council 2015 and 2017, the most important point is to avoid working at night as much as possible. Roelof Hut from the University of Groningen and…

Plea for Central European Time in the Netherlands

Last weekend Daylight saving time 2018 ended and Europe went back to Central European Time. In a short movie commissioned by the University of Groningen, Marijke Gordijn explained once more why for us, in the Netherlands, the current time we have in winter is the most optimal choice. In fact, The Netherlands should even be…

Scientific arguments to stop with daylight saving time

Chrono@Work is proactive in spreading scientific arguments for a thoughtfull decision on stopping summer/wintertime. Now that the EU recommends to end changing our clocks twice a year, each country has to decide what to do. The recommendation from the EU is based on years of discussions with and within the parliament and triggered by the outcome…

Human solutions for control rooms in Muscat

Invited by Honeywell and Medilux, Chrono@Work gave a lecture in Muscat (Oman) on ‘human solutions for control rooms’. In between very technical lectures and for a very special, interested audience, we talked about putting the human in the center of attention. What can we do to optimize the 24h environment for people working 24/7 in…

Short-wavelength attenuated polychromatic white light during work at night: limited melatonin suppression without substantial decline of alertness

Van de Werken, M., Giménez, M. C., de Vries, B., Beersma, D. G. M., & Gordijn, M. C. M. Short-wavelength attenuated polychromatic white light during work at night: limited melatonin suppression without substantial decline of alertness. Chronobiology International, 30(7), 843–854. (2013).