Night Shifts: Working the night shift? Do you know how it affects your health?

Night Shifts: Working the night shift?  Do you know how it affects your health?

UMany of the jobbers work on rotational shifts. One week there is night duty and the next week there is day duty. But those who work on shift like this are mostly facing the problem of insomnia. Many studies suggest that this can lead to weight gain, diabetes, cancer, depression, and heart failure. Latest research has been conducted about the effect of night shift on the body. New research has found a link between when you eat and what effect it has on health. This study was carried out on mice.

When the sleep-wake cycle is not right, it was found that there is also a change in the appetite behavior. A team of scientists at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom investigated the relationship between hormones associated with the sleep cycle and the daily eating habits of mice. They found that circadian rhythm disruptions had a profound effect on the feeding behavior of mice. It disrupts the body’s rhythms. Affects the hormone corticosterone. It is similar to the cortisol hormone in humans. Corticosterone levels in rats increase significantly before awakening. Then they decrease gradually throughout the day.

Corticosterone increases due to not sleeping at the right time. At such a time the rats are eating uncontrollably. About half of the daily food intake is usually eaten at rest. According to this study, lack of sleep at night significantly increased the urge to overeat. It affects the body. As a result, health problems like diabetes, weight gain and high blood pressure occur. The body does not get used to it quickly due to switching to morning shift while doing night shift. Many studies have already warned that doing this can lead to heart pain.

Diabetes is more likely to occur due to sudden changes in the biological clock. This causes fluctuations in blood sugar levels. It also affects the brain. Lack of concentration, fatigue and memory loss will be faced. At night, the body produces a hormone called melatonin. It makes you sleep better. Its production decreases in the morning. That’s why experts suggest giving more priority to night sleep than day sleep.

Note: Information collected from various studies, researches and health journals has been provided here as usual for your understanding. This information is not a substitute for medical care or treatment. If you have any doubts regarding health, you should definitely consult a doctor. For the items mentioned in this article, “ABP Country”, ‘ABP Network’ Note that no liability is assumed.

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