The book shift workers all over the world are talking about!

Thank you for writing such a fun book that just ‘gets it!’. It should be handed out during induction week to shift work as it could make a real difference.

– Kami Evans

Thank you for writing such a fun book that just ‘gets it!’. It should be handed out during induction week to shift work as it could make a real difference.

– Kami Evans

A shift worker’s guide

Get my lessons and strategies to flourish as a shift worker!

Too Tired to Cook: The Shift Worker’s Guide to Working (And Surviving) in a 24/7 World

Imagine a world where hospitals closed at 5 p.m., where trains and buses stopped at the end of the day, and where emergency service calls were directed to voicemail with the setting of the sun.

Despite our reliance on these services, there is very little help and support available to those who deliver them—until now.

In this compelling book, Audra Starkey educates her readers on how to mitigate some of the adverse health effects of being awake when everyone else is winding down their day or sleeping.

The fact is the world needs people to work 24/7, but if you’re one of them—you need to stay healthy too. Arm yourself with valuable information to nurture your mind, body, and spirit with the lessons and strategies in Too Tired to Cook.

With the help of my book, you can learn to

implement relaxation techniques at the end of a shift instead of relying on medications to fall asleep

reduce some of the debilitating effects of stress, anxiety and depression which can lead to burnout

lose weight and minimise weight fluctuations by focusing not only on what to eat, but also when

navigate the disruptions to your personal and social life that come with being a shift worker

Ready to become the healthiest version of you?

Testimonials

How this shift worker’s guide is changing lives…

This book is an absolute must have for shiftworkers. Most of the info out there about being healthy relates to a 9-5 type situation with the advice difficult to apply to shiftworking. It smashes through that and gives clear information and advice in an easy to understand way. No jargon here! The book debunks a few myths and even has recipes that will be useful for the dreaded nightshift. It's clear to me now that this book is well overdue and Audra deals with the unique issues of shiftwork with personal experience. this is the kind of book you go back to over and over again and I am highly recommending it to all my 24/7 buddies.
M. Ault
This book is an absolute must have for shiftworkers. Most of the info out there about being healthy relates to a 9-5 type situation with the advice difficult to apply to shiftworking. It smashes through that and gives clear information and advice in an easy to understand way. No jargon here! The book debunks a few myths and even has recipes that will be useful for the dreaded nightshift. It's clear to me now that this book is well overdue and Audra deals with the unique issues of shiftwork with personal experience. this is the kind of book you go back to over and over again and I am highly recommending it to all my 24/7 buddies.
Essential for shift workers
M. Ault
I highly recommend this book! It's such an easy read and is extremely relatable to shift workers. It's hard to find someone that really understands what shift workers go through and understands what's the most important factors we need the most. this is the first-ever book that I've come across that's specifically for shift workers and is written by one with experience. Audra wrote this book in a way that makes it easy for you to understand the science side without making you feel overwhelmed. I feel like this is the kind of book you can open and read a chapter at any time and can finish it within a week even after taking your time with it. Thank you for creating such an amazing piece of work Audra!
Melissa
I highly recommend this book! It's such an easy read and is extremely relatable to shift workers. It's hard to find someone that really understands what shift workers go through and understands what's the most important factors we need the most. this is the first-ever book that I've come across that's specifically for shift workers and is written by one with experience. Audra wrote this book in a way that makes it easy for you to understand the science side without making you feel overwhelmed. I feel like this is the kind of book you can open and read a chapter at any time and can finish it within a week even after taking your time with it. Thank you for creating such an amazing piece of work Audra!
Highly recommend!
Melissa
This book is amazing for many reasons. It doesn't demonize working night shift. It doesn't ignore the risk factors either - but it gives real world solutions to managing night shift and staying healthy. It's written by someone who has actually worked night shift for a long period of time then took that experience and pursued a career focused on the how to do it better. I wish all companies employing night shift workers had to read this book.
Jennifer Marie
This book is amazing for many reasons. It doesn't demonize working night shift. It doesn't ignore the risk factors either - but it gives real world solutions to managing night shift and staying healthy. It's written by someone who has actually worked night shift for a long period of time then took that experience and pursued a career focused on the how to do it better. I wish all companies employing night shift workers had to read this book.
Essential reading for anyone working night shift
Jennifer Marie
I have been a shiftworker for over 30 years and to finally have Audra Starkey, who was a shift worker herself, write this book that shows that she fully understands and truly cares for the health of shiftworkers, is both a relied and a godsend. Audra covers the main struggles we may all encounter in shiftwork, regardless of the actual job or occupation and offers practical solutions to guide us to better health. The information that details what happens to our bodies and bodily processes, as we are impacted by shiftwork is invaluable in helping to make better decisions towards better health. I highly recommend "Too Tired To Cook" for any shiftworker.
Helen
I have been a shiftworker for over 30 years and to finally have Audra Starkey, who was a shift worker herself, write this book that shows that she fully understands and truly cares for the health of shiftworkers, is both a relied and a godsend. Audra covers the main struggles we may all encounter in shiftwork, regardless of the actual job or occupation and offers practical solutions to guide us to better health. The information that details what happens to our bodies and bodily processes, as we are impacted by shiftwork is invaluable in helping to make better decisions towards better health. I highly recommend "Too Tired To Cook" for any shiftworker.
A must read for shiftworkers
Helen
As a long time shift worker, I have come across a number of well meaning tips through the years, but many were either impractical or simply not effective, but this book is the best, most comprehensive guide to surviving shift work I have ever encountered. From diet, to sleeping strategies, to lifestyle management, this book has it all. The advice is sound, effective and realistic. The author's passion for helping the stressed shift worker brightly shines through. I wish I could place a copy in every shift wroker's hands!
Crystal Harrington
As a long time shift worker, I have come across a number of well meaning tips through the years, but many were either impractical or simply not effective, but this book is the best, most comprehensive guide to surviving shift work I have ever encountered. From diet, to sleeping strategies, to lifestyle management, this book has it all. The advice is sound, effective and realistic. The author's passion for helping the stressed shift worker brightly shines through. I wish I could place a copy in every shift wroker's hands!
Best shift workers resource ever!
Crystal Harrington
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