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9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by 24hoursreporter: 4:15pm On Jan 05, 2019
Working night shifts is inevitable in some industries, especially those that work in Aviation, manufacturing, oil gas etc. Even though night shifts come with mouthwatering allowances, it still has some negative effects on your health.

There are several mental and physical side effects that are associated with working night shifts. We aren’t discouraging people doing night shift here, but you still need to know how your job is affecting your health negatively.

Once you know the negative effects of working night shifts, you can definitely manage them.

9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts

#1. Sleep Disorder
Sleep disorder is one of the negative effects of working night shifts. When you don’t sleep very well at night, you are likely to have disorder in your sleep.

In fact, you will end up sleeping in the afternoon while being active at night. Also, if you don’t find your way around this, you may end up suffering from chronic insomnia.

So, whenever you do a night shift, it is advisable to have a very long rest in the afternoon. When you want to sleep during the day, try as much as possible to minimize the light and take good care of yourself.

#2. It Can Affect Your Digestive System

Working night shift can also affect your digestive health. Ordinarily, people that work night shift are likely to eat late or eat less healthily.

Trust me, eating late could cause different digestive health issues. Some of them are; constipation, weight gain, indigestion etc.

#3. Feeling Of Social Isolation


Feeling of social isolation is also one of the negative effects of working night shifts. Since most of your friends are probably working during the day, you may not have much time to hangout with them.

Trust me, this is likely going to make you feel socially isolated. If you can’t spend time with you homies once a while, the essence of working will be counterproductive.

#4. Possibility Of Having High Blood Pressure


People who work night shifts are prone to having high blood pressure. According to Pescatore, there is a relationship between high blood pressure and working night shifts.

#5. Menstrual Cycle Or Pregnancy May Be Affected


According to medical experts, ladies that work night shifts are likely to have menstrual cycle disorders, pre-matured births, and miscarriages. However, to solidify this claim, more search still need to be done.

#6. Metabolic Disorder


Working night shifts can also cause metabolic disorder. This order could come in form of changes in blood fat level like triglycerides, obesity, insulin resistance (This can lead to diabetes).

However, it is advisable to always stay active ( by doing exercise) and eat healthy food. This will help to reduce the chances of metabolic disorder.

#7. Experiencing Depression and Anxiety Symptom


Ordinarily, the body is programmed to work 24 hours daily. During this period, the body releases different hormones and chemicals. Therefore, when someone is awake when the body ought to have been sleeping, the right hormones and chemicals may not be released.

This may affect your mood, makes you irritable and experience some possible symptoms of depression.

#8. Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease


Cardiovascular disease and other heart-related issues are among the negative effects of working night shifts. Areveals reveal that working night shifts can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

#9. High Risk Of Stroke


According to Researchers, working night shifts can increase the risk of having a stroke by 40%.

Source: http://www.24hoursreporter.com/2019/01/05/9-negative-effects-of-working-night-shifts/

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Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by 24hoursreporter: 4:16pm On Jan 05, 2019
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Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by iamboladee: 10:33pm On Jan 05, 2019
FTC angry
Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by Enoch07: 10:33pm On Jan 05, 2019
Money must be made o, night or day, rain or sun. May God bless all legit hustle IJN!!!! AMIII

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Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by MANNABBQGRILLS: 10:33pm On Jan 05, 2019
People who work night shifts are prone to having high blood pressure. According to Pescatore, there is a relationship between high blood pressure and working night shifts

This is interestingly interesting

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Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by Nobody: 10:33pm On Jan 05, 2019
If I affect you now eh

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Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by MANNABBQGRILLS: 10:33pm On Jan 05, 2019
iamboladee:
FTC angry
In your DREAMS!

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Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by MANNABBQGRILLS: 10:33pm On Jan 05, 2019
24hoursreporter:
Even if you work night shifts, make out time for yourself to rest during the day.
That is ALL that matters!
Balancing it out!

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Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by AyakaDunukofia: 10:33pm On Jan 05, 2019
Yes, working night shifts disorganises the body's circadian rhythm; making it difficult for the body to regain it's natural sleep and wake pattern. Then, your blood pressure which naturally should dip in the night is not doing so because you are at work. By the time you close at work in the early morning hours, your blood pressure is already beginning to do the normal climb up in preparation of the day's activities. What it means is that your blood pressure didn't come down in the past 24 years. With this trend going on, you'll develop hbp.

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Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by Nobody: 10:33pm On Jan 05, 2019
So far the pay is good man must survive

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Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by Enoch07: 10:34pm On Jan 05, 2019
iamboladee:
FTC angry
who dash you?
Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by Nobody: 10:34pm On Jan 05, 2019
grin
Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by 9jvirgin(m): 10:34pm On Jan 05, 2019
Na lie, if you don't do night shift in Yankee you can hardly get anything done. Night shift makes you plan your life better.

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Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by ZombieTAMER: 10:34pm On Jan 05, 2019
24hoursreporter:
Even if you work night shifts, make out time for yourself to rest during the day.

Where people dey carry olosho all night.... No sleep

Only in Lagos

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Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by jaxxy(m): 10:35pm On Jan 05, 2019
If u get ur regular hours of sleep there’s nothing to worry about.
Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by deafeyez: 10:35pm On Jan 05, 2019
Buhari has been running night shift. Atiku will run both night and day. grin

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Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by myners007: 10:36pm On Jan 05, 2019
I am currently at work

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Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by remi4ever(m): 10:36pm On Jan 05, 2019
I code all night, every night...

Now i feel pains at my back, as a result of sitting much.
Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by Enoch07: 10:36pm On Jan 05, 2019
myners007:
I am currently at work
bless u

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Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by sonnie10: 10:37pm On Jan 05, 2019
24hoursreporter:
Even if you work night shifts, make out time for yourself to rest during the day.
Certain activities in the body can only take place during night sleep. You can't make up for those in the day.
Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by fasho01(m): 10:37pm On Jan 05, 2019
It messes up my circadian rhythm and all..
Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by PrincessB1(f): 10:38pm On Jan 05, 2019
There will be nil complain if you rest well in the day.
Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by chloride6: 10:38pm On Jan 05, 2019
Increased cash flows.....

Increased Productivity...faster internet and all..

Quiet environment.....

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Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by Exwizard: 10:39pm On Jan 05, 2019
Let's gather here pls
Night shift workers

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Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by enemyofprogress: 10:40pm On Jan 05, 2019
Rubbish

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Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by Abeyjide: 10:41pm On Jan 05, 2019
You go be like person wey drink tramadol

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Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by Welcum: 10:44pm On Jan 05, 2019
No one works night shift because he thinks it's a source of vitamins. We all know it's got negatives.

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Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by Tunasco4u(m): 10:45pm On Jan 05, 2019
Then if there is no choice i
Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by kayalla(f): 10:46pm On Jan 05, 2019
OP just explained my problems. Night shift has changed everything about me. if am not work 6pm shift am working midnight shift, its really telling on me, moody, depression, isolation. i am at work right now

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Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by CaptainStephen(m): 10:49pm On Jan 05, 2019
what of we working 24hrs shift ?

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Re: 9 Negative Effects Of Working Night Shifts by kayalla(f): 10:49pm On Jan 05, 2019
24hoursreporter:
Even if you work night shifts, make out time for yourself to rest during the day.

its never the same. if its once or twice a week then one can balance, but its continuous, it never balance

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