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How Working Night Shift Can Cause a Problem to Your Health

Working can be very stressful already. You have to wake up early in the morning to get ready and then spend all day doing different tasks for hours. Some of these duties are not even in your job description but it is even harder when you have to do all this work at night.

Multiple studies have shown that working night shifts can have both short and long term negative impacts on health. These effects are more than lack of natural or sunlight or even effects of eating and drinking in the middle of the night to gain some energy to help you function.

The most common issue with working all night frequently is sleep. Your sleep pattern becomes disrupted and while some people might assume that the body will adapt to sleeping during the day so you will have enough energy this is far from the truth.

No matter how hard you try, the brain will not be able to adapt to that form of sleeping. If you are doing this mode of work for a short period, there might not be any significant changes but if you work night shifts for multiple years, there could be a decline in the brain' s ability to function.

It could take years of changing the body pattern again to working day shifts to regain a regular brain balance. People who work all night all the time could also experience different types of sleep disorders.

Other issues that could arise from night shifts workers are lack of concentration and focus, they are more likely to have work accidents and errors, a significant decline in social interactions and possibly drug or alcohol abuse.

If they continuously depend on certain substances to keep them awake to work all night, then there could be other health problems that could arise in the future and studies have shown that there is no significant advantage of resting during the day and doing jobs at night.

Content created and supplied by: KevinGatesKenya (via Opera News )


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