What do u think about working in Night Shift's?

India
February 26, 2007 3:12am CST
Now a days in big cities due to the invading of MNC,people are made to work in nite shift. what do u think about it,how it affects the health?
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11 responses
@ReshVal (24)
• India
1 Mar 07
If you are going to be working in a night shift for a couple of years I don't think it would screw up your health as the popular belief. One needs to plan one's sleep schedule, daily lifestyle, most importantly the diet and exercise. I do not word at an MNC but because of lack of exercise I have other health issues. I have consulted many doctors and counsellors and read a lot in this regard. They all boil down to one thing: Disciplining oneself to eat right and exercise daily. Sleep patterns can be adjusted by many types of researched sleep cycles.
@Kaeli72 (1230)
• United States
1 Mar 07
Welcome to myLot! I hope you get the hang of this site and learn many new things. There's nothing wrong with the night shift because, that's when G-d works. He dwells in darkness while his son works during the day. It's written somewhere in the bible about that. Also, remember to give people ratings, that's the + , - or flag by their comments on your pages of your discussions that you've started. That way, people get a higher earnings.
• India
1 Mar 07
I think working in night shifts is not good as one will feel sleepliness in the day time. I have also tried that but faced the same problem. You will not be able to complete your work of the day with full concentration like studying.
• India
1 Mar 07
i believe that working in nightshift occasionally is fine,.. and it should be prolonged for long,... and also during night shift we should get some rest in between,... may be a quick nap of 15 mins,... because our biological clock shifts its timing to accomodate the new timing of getting up and sleepin,...
@harxian (671)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
yes it is because it can affect your sleeping hours,the researches says that most of those who worked in night shift are the high risk of cancers because it decreases the level of melatonin,a hormone that regulates sleep and may also inhibit tumor growth.they say melatonin levels,which usually peak at night,appear to drop when people are exposed to light during the night and they are higher risk of heart disease because the PVC or premature venticular complexes increases.
@cjthedog64 (1552)
• United States
28 Feb 07
DH works nights during the wintertime. It's a good break from the norm for him, but it also is hard on our family. He sleeps when the oldest kids are in school, but misses out on stuff during the day sometimes. He has breakfast when we have dinner, but he also gets to see them in the morning before school, when he gets home. In the past, he'd end up taking sleeping pills to sleep, and we finally figured out that he just needs to stay on the same schedule all winter. It's hardest when he tries to get up and do something on a weekend day, because it messes with his schedule. So he finds himself up half the night on weekends, but he gets to play online and do his own thing.
• India
28 Feb 07
well it depends on perception of people.moreover if a person wants to earn money than he has to work ,that may be night or day
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
It really affects our health specially when we abruptly change our shift of sleep. As i have observed,it causes dryness of face,can cause pimples and black heads. These are just few that i have observed. But i am sure theres a lot more specially mentally,and not just physically.
• United States
28 Feb 07
Hi! Welcome to myLot! Night shifts would work well for people who are used to being active during nighttime, those we call the "night owls". But of course, if they love their night job, it would be easier to adapt with the work schedule. For the others who aren't used to working at nights, it really takes a lot of adapting because of the need for adjustments in body clocks. I have a friend who's not used to working night shifts (he works as a call center agent). After a month, he's been getting sickly and developed difficulty in sleeping. Thus, night shifts could really affect one's health if the body can't easily adapt to it. It's person-dependent.
@callarse1 (4787)
• United States
27 Feb 07
I used to work at night. It was nice because I was free during the day, but it was bad because I was sleeping during the day. My schedule was the opposite of everything. It was pretty crazy. I ave read before people that work at night live less years and I think it is probably because they work the opposite of everything and are not sleeping when their body should be. Perhaps they don't stay healthy either. I am not positive, but if you are healthy and you are working a few nights at night I don't think there is a problem. Have a nice day. Pablo
@catcai (1057)
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
I think it ok to work at night shifts as long as you get enough rest after your working hours. If you still eat properly and sleep adequately then your health wont be jeopardized. i think problems only arise for those people working nightshifts if they tend to smoke a lot, skip meals since their bodies are not used to eating so late in the evenings and if they drink too much coffee to stay up to work all night-they might eventually stay up all day too.