It’s no secret that working nights is challenging. Health care workers that work nights live in a world that doesn’t accommodate their needs. It’s hard to do ordinary things such as attending professional meetings, participating in family activities, getting enough rest, fresh air, and exercising.
These challenges increase stress, fatigue, and the risk of other health hazards. Let’s explore common health risks that night shift workers face.
Night shift workers don’t get enough rest
Experts at Eastern Kentucky University determine that 44% of night workers don’t get enough sleep. 61% of night workers have insomnia. Almost 1/3 of