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 shift, you can definitely manage them.
#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 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.