Trumbull doctor pushes specialized care for night shift workers

Dr. Chinyelu Oraedu provides night workers with lifestyle coaching, consultations and will soon offer telemedicine visits.

Frank Recchia and Robyn Karashik

Apr 14, 2024, 10:24 PM

Updated 34 days ago

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A Trumbull doctor says people who work night shifts need specialized care to avoid sleep, digestive and heart problems.
Dr. Chinyelu Oraedu is a lifestyle and obesity coach for night workers. Her No. 1 piece of advice that she gives to clients is to make sleep a priority and make sure the people in their lives respect their need for it.
"A lot of people are talking about it because there is a subset of people whom we have not really paid attention to,” said Oraedu. “In a 24-7 economy…we have to carry everybody along. Otherwise, we are going to pay for the ill health of this population of people."
She will be holding a Virtual Workshop for Night Shift Workers on April 29 at 6 p.m. for anyone interested.


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