Do you know lack of sleep (Night shift) leads to many illnesses ?
There was a time, work was done in day time in offices and factories, and night was reserved for sleep. With progression and modernization of the world night shift has also started along with day shift.
It is possible for us to stay awake during the day and night. But if it was done for a long time, then it give rise to many serious diseases. Because it goes against all the natural rhythm (which we call the circadian rhythm). Circadian rhythm is a 24 hour internal clock that runs in the background of your brain and controls sleeping and waking. Lack of sleep, which is usually in the night shift, calls for a variety of diseases like:
1. Changes in Natural Sleep
Sleep is extremely important for your overall health. When you sleep, your body gets rid of toxin and reduces stress. Working in night shift prevents all these activities and causes many serious diseases.
2. Breast Cancer
In some initial investigations, it has been found that women who work overnight, the risk of breast cancer is higher than those women who work only during the day.
3. Heart Attack
A study concluded that working in the night shift increases the likelihood that a person will have a heart attack. Lack of sleep can increase blood pressure (blood pressure) which plays a role in heart disease.
Working in Night Shift also has negative effects on your mental health. Many studies shows that when you work in the night shift, the risk of depression and memory loss increases.
5. Risk of injury
Your body wants to sleep but in night duty, you force it to wake. In such a situation if you are working on a machine, the chances of accident increase greatly
6. Obesity and Diabetes
Your body’s metabolism is mostly controlled by hormones. For example, hormone leptin plays an important role in controlling your weight, blood sugar and insulin levels. By working in the night shift, the production of this important hormone is disturbed and comes in front of us as obesity and diabetes.