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Your Brain Needs Sleep - How to Counteract the Ill Effects of Working the Night Shift

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  • About one-fifth of the American workforce work nights, at least on occasion, and working the night shift is one of the fastest ways to disrupt your internal body clock and health
  • Health effects associated with disrupted circadian rhythms are related to insulin resistance and include obesity, diabetes, heart disease and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and cancer
  • It may be better to work night shift for longer stretches of time rather than frequently rotating between day and night shift. Other strategies that may help curtail the risks associated with night shift work are also discussed

By Dr. Mercola

On my previous articles that discussed night shift workers many asked in the comment section below what they should do if they have to work night shift. Well this article addresses those concerns and should be helpful for you even if you don't work night shifts.


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