shift work health
Welcome to Thrive on Live with @CaroMT. About 15 percent of full-time workers in the U.S. work the overnight shift. We question whether sleeping during the day and working through the night affects sleep cycles and overall health.
In addition to long-term effects, shifting your sleep has an immediate impact on how you feel and function. If you are unable to change your work time, you can still minimize the short-term negative effects of shifting your sleep schedule with behavioral interventions such as light therapy, keeping a consistent shift, moderate caffeine consumption and scheduled naps.
A recent study looked at the link between overnight shift work during midlife and cognitive (basic mental function) decline
Researchers at the University of Quebec and the Centre INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier looked at whether working the night
The study included 21 people who were put completely in the hands of the researchers for almost six weeks. The researchers