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.
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.
Deprives Your Body Of Essential Vitamin D
Vitamin 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
Working 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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