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GRAVEYARD SHIFT – Ways To Prevent Diseases For Night Shift Workers

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Must-read details for graveyard shift workers concerning their health.

GRAVEYARD SHIFT – Doc Willie Ong discusses the diseases and effects of night shift work to a person and some preventive measure to avoid it.

Call center agents, entertainers, and security guards are just some of those whose job requires to be done at night. However, while earning money, night shift work has these several effects to the body and our over all health. First on the list is that it ruins the body clock and if we sleep at morning instead at night, it lowers the melatonin in the body, thus, one will have a higher risk of obtaining diseases. Melatonin is a hormone that regulates the sleep–wake cycle which is primarily released by the pineal gland.

CONSEQUENCES:

  • Blood sugar imbalance and diabetes
  • Inhibited mental performance
  • Increased risk of injury and accidents
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Weight gain
  • Digestive disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Reproductive effects
  • Brain effects
  • Increased chance of cancer
  • Gastrointestinal disorder
  • Circadian Rhythm Disruptions

HOW TO STAY HEALTHY and PREVENT & LOWER RISK:

  • Regulate circadian rhythm
  • Optimize sleep
  • Balance blood sugar
  • Support gut
  • Gratitude practive
  • Adrenal support
  • Exercise when you can
  • Take breaks
  • Vitamin D intake
  • Limit caffeine
  • Healthy eating and avoiding processed foods and fast foods
  • Drinking lots of water

HOW SLEEP SOUNDLY IN MORNING:

  • Avoid long commutes for longer sleep
  • Bright workplace to keep you alert
  • Avoid doing some errands once home and go to sleep immediately
  • Keep room in darker shades or use ear plugs and eyes cover while sleeping
  • Make sure to still get seven to eight hours of undisturbed sleep

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