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Three Reasons Night Shift Jobs Can Ruin Your Health

Working during the night shift has become an inevitable condition in the Kenyan economy that is strained by the current global crisis. A person working night shift, disrupts the circadian rhythm which is at greater risk of various disorders, accidents and misfortunes. Gone are the days when most individuals would work a regular 9 to 5 job to sustain their livelihoods but now everybody is going far and beyond to put food on their table including working multiple shifts.

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Just to mention a few ,night shifts jobs are popular in the fields of security , long-distance drivers ,airline crew, journalism,24-hour customer service representatives and in the medical field as doctors and nurses.

Reasons 

Deprives Your Body Of Essential Vitamin D

Vitamin D and your health: Breaking old rules, raising new hopes - Harvard  HealthVitamin D is essential for your health. It assists with the absorption of calcium and promotes bone growth. Too little vitamin D results in osteomalacia (misshapen bones) along with a whole host of other disorders.

Increases Risk Of Depression

Working the night shift also harms your mental health. Numerous studies show that the risk of depression and mood disorders increase when you work the night shift.

Increases Risk Of Workplace Injury

Is Fatigue Causing an Increase in Workplace Injuries? | Creative Safety  Supply BlogWorking the night shift means working against your body’s natural inclination to turn off certain key functions like consciousness and mobility. You can certainly force yourself to stay awake and mobile, but your body still wants to shut down. That leads to a reduction in focus, attention, productivity.

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