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Continued Handling Odd Working Hours. O’Connell and Brewster are night people. And night owls, Ibrahim says, thrive on the graveyard shift. For everyone else, it helps to have a few strategies ...


Do you work dusk to dawn? If so, it can seriously affect your health. The experts at Sling reveal 10 effects of working night shifts and how to combat them.


Around 5.7 million people in the United States regularly work the night shift or a rotating shift, according to a 2004 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Most people work the night shift because it is a job requirement, but others choose it for personal preference or better pay.


Physical Health. Shift work has been linked to certain chronic diseases and illnesses. Long-term night shift work is associated with an increased risk of certain cancers, as well as metabolic problems, heart disease, ulcers, gastrointestinal problems and obesity.


Working the night shift can wreak havoc on your sleep and have other negative effects. This leads to an increased risk of insomnia and other sleep disorders, all of which have an adverse impact on health. Night shift work has specifically been shown to increase the risk of heart and digestive problems, as well as problems with moods and emotions.


A study of police officers found a strong link between working the night or evening shift, and getting fewer than six hours of sleep a day. The research, published in the journal Workplace Health & Safety, also showed that police officers who got fewer than six hours of sleep a day had more than a doubled risk of bad quality sleep, compared with those who got six or more hours of sleep a day.


What? That’s scary if you have to work nights. Newly discovered health risks of working night shifts keep coming out: higher risks of coronary artery disease, diabetes, weight gain, and some ...


A hard day's night: the hidden health risks of working the night shift More than 3 million people in the UK work night shifts but research points to negative health risks from obesity and diabetes ...


Work schedules which include shift work and/or long hours are associated with health and safety risks. This page provides links to NIOSH publications and additional resources that address demanding work schedules including evening shift, night shift, rotating shifts, irregular schedules, and long work hours.


Abstract. More than 13.5 million American workers, close to 20 percent of the work force, are assigned to evening or night shifts. In some industries such as automobile, petrochemical and textile manufacturing the proportion of shift workers is greater than 50 percent.