Is it good to work at night?

  • Working late hours has an immense influence on both your physical and mental health. A normal cycle, known as ‘circadian rhythms’, is practiced by the human body. Body temperature, metabolism, digestion, blood pressure, adrenaline secretion, sleeping, and waking are regulated by circadian rhythms. These rhythmical cycles form the internal clock of the body and are synchronized to allow for high daytime activity and low nighttime activity.

  • Doing night shifts upsets these routines and leads to increased tiredness, stress, and loss of attention. The Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) notes that “workers usually do not acclimatize to night work, and sleep patterns are usually disrupted so that the non-work periods do not provide complete recovery, resulting in sleep deprivation.”

WORKING AT NIGHT LEADS TO

  • Sleep loss/fatigue
  • Lowered Performance
  • Increased Accidents
  • Stress
  • Headaches
  • Lack of motivation