Health Tips: Night shift can become a problem for health! Click here to know how to prevent it
In today's corporate world, employees work hard day and night to complete their work on time. Due to increasing competition and demand, companies need to work round the clock. People also work at night to achieve their goal, which is called Night Shift.
But employees working long hours in these shifts may have to face various health problems. Neuropsychiatrist Dr. Sanjay Chugh warns that people who work irregular hours with health concerns also have a higher risk of substance abuse.
It is possible to train your body to sleep during the day and stay awake at night. But if this preparation is not done properly or not done at all then you can fall prey to serious health problems.
A 2012 study in the British Medical Journal concluded that working the night shift increases a person's chances of having a heart attack by seven percent. The study did not explain why employees working night shifts are at higher risk, but researchers believe that changes in sleep habits affect blood pressure and circulation.
Working the night shift also harms your mental health. Several studies show that the risk of depression and mood disorders increases when you work the night shift. In addition to all of these health issues, substance abuse "can destroy your personal life, your interpersonal or social life, and even your professional life." "The drugs can affect your brain, affecting your ability to work, concentrate, retain information," Chugh said.