How do you think working night shift can affect your body?

@frosthon (2250)
Singapore
December 5, 2006 11:54pm CST
I have been called up for my National service from the government for 16 days. I am in permanent night shifts. After a few days, my body feel so heaty and I start to have ulcer and can't sleep well. The feeling is terrible. So I was wonderful what effect can a person have for working nightshift permanently. What do you think?
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9 responses
• India
6 Dec 06
Yes, U Feel Tired & Can't Work Properly.
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@frosthon (2250)
• Singapore
6 Dec 06
Indeed I am, my sleeping time is all messed up. Anyone reading this please excuse me for a mistake. The word should be "wondering" and not "wonderful". Thank you for your fine response. I appreciate it very much for your time. Hope to see you in my next discussion. Please have a nice day and be Happy!!!
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@msqtech (15226)
• United States
6 Dec 06
and it is bad for you
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@shivanm (211)
• Trinidad And Tobago
7 Dec 06
Hey I work in a shift environment, 2 weeks day and 2 weeks night. I am always tired, my sleeping pattern is always changing, my eating habits have changed drastically and since I started this shift job, I have put on alot of weight. I would suggest exercise, eating healthy foods, take your vitamins, and always try and eat at least 4 hours before you go to bed. Take care and hang in there.
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@frosthon (2250)
• Singapore
7 Dec 06
Woah, I can really see the effects it caused you. Just when your body is adjusting to the new habit. It changed again when the 2 weeks is up. I drink a lot of water and have taken some vitamins. You have to take care too. Thank you for your fine response. I appreciate it very much for your time. Hope to see you in my next discussion. Please have a nice day and be Happy!!!
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@msqtech (15226)
• United States
6 Dec 06
I think it can prematurely age you
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@frosthon (2250)
• Singapore
7 Dec 06
It definitely do, I have pimples all over me. My face looked shagged and haggard, it's terrible. Thank you for your fine response. I appreciate it very much for your time. Hope to see you in my next discussion. Please have a nice day and be Happy!!!
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@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
6 Dec 06
I think that your body can get used to working a night shift. I used to work in a personnel office of a factory that had 3 shifts. The people who worked the 3rd shift were there because they wanted to be. Most of them had been there for years and could have bumped to the day shift if they wanted to, but they didn't. They considered themselves permanent 3rd shifters and developed a lifestyle around it. However, in your case, you'll hardly have the time to get used to it when you'll be switched back to days. Good luck in the meantime. You're young, and you'll live. I'm with you, though, I want to do my sleeping at night and my work in the daytime!
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@frosthon (2250)
• Singapore
7 Dec 06
Right, if I were them, I rather be a permanent 3rd shifters. At least the timing is the same for everyday. Luckily it will be over for another few days. I will just have to endure it for the time being. Looking forward to get my life back to normal. Thank you for your fine response. I appreciate it very much for your time. Hope to see you in my next discussion. Please have a nice day and be Happy!!!
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@tanujarneja (2833)
• India
6 Dec 06
U get the proper rest when u sleep in night and not during the day so it affects your body.....
@suzieque (2336)
• Canada
7 Feb 07
I heard that when you work night shifts, it is not good for you. I heard it shortens your life span.
@bubuth (1816)
• Philippines
24 Apr 13
I never try to work at night but basis on my husband, he also experienced working at night because he have a choice if he want night shift or morning shift. He said that he feel more stress and he feel more exhausted working at night than working in the morning. He said that the sleep at night is really more important than the sleep in the morning. I also heard from the television news that the people who work at night is much closer to diseases.
@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
25 Mar 07
I used to work night shifts and I don't think it really had any bad effects on me. At first it was a little hard getting used to the change in hours, but once you get used to the change in sleeping habits it isn't so bad. I think the worst part of it as far as health goes is possibly the lack of sunlight. That might possibly have some effect on your mood since they do say that lack of sunlight can cause some people to get a seasonal depression. Aside from that, I don't think I would worry to much about the affects.
@amby87 (322)
• India
12 Jan 07
yes it does