Shift Work Health effects from shift work

Shift Work or work in shifts Adversely affecting the health of eating time Sleepless Especially people who work late night shifts Inevitably, there are symptoms of fatigue, exhaustion, affecting the work directly. It also affects your health in the short and long term.

Understanding shift work

Places that often find Shift Work are places that are open 24 hours a day, such as hospitals, convenience stores, airports, etc. Some of the workers in the said location have shift work or shift work. It is a work that does not match the natural body clock. Usually during the day you are awake for various activities and the night is the time for rest.

How should shift workers behave?

Sleep rest During the absence of a shift, you should have enough rest. Get 8 hours of sleep, if not enough rest, brain function will decrease. More importantly, the mattress should be properly arranged. Because sleep during the day. There will be quite a lot of interference Curtains and windows may be closed to result in a good night’s sleep.

Eating If you have to stay at night Should not eat food that is too heavy. Or eat food, should eat just not to feel hungry Then go to eat a heavy breakfast to get a good night’s sleep Then after 8 hours of sleep and wake up in the afternoon.

Then to eat lunch And dinner as usual before entering the event It is important to eat nutritious food.

Exercise For people working late shifts Should not exercise too hard. It will make the body tired during work As for those who work in the morning and afternoon shifts Should exercise regularly.

Shift changes should always shift forward. Do not switch back and forth. The body tired Feeling more sleep deprived, such as changing from morning shift to afternoon shift Switch from afternoon shift to night shift.

Do not switch from night shifts to afternoon shifts, for example, and don’t change shifts every week. Because normally, when adjusting the bedtime for one week, the body will get used to that time. If you have to change it, it should be changed every few weeks or not every few days.

Time shifts People who work in shifts often have different life periods.

Causing no time to meet with friends or don’t have time for family .Therefore, time should be allocated or planned well in order to maintain one’s mental health.

Impact of shift work

Shift work affects both short-term and long-term health.

• Short-term, including feeling tired, tired, lethargic at work Resulting in reduced work performance And the risk of accidents from work.• Long-term, studies have shown that people who work in shifts are at greater risk of developing certain diseases, such as heart disease, stroke. Deteriorating brain function Has symptoms of eye muscle fatigue Muscle aches, stress, chronic fatigue, sleeplessness, obesity.
•However, shift workers should take good care of their health and have a pattern. From a way of life that is different from the natural body clock. Both in eating, sleeping, and doing various activities to maintain their own physical and mental health.