The Doctor Told About The Health Consequences Of Working The Night Shift

The Doctor Told About The Health Consequences Of Working The Night Shift
The Doctor Told About The Health Consequences Of Working The Night Shift

Video: The Doctor Told About The Health Consequences Of Working The Night Shift

Video: Sleep scientist Dr. Chris Harvey on the effects of night shift work 2022, November
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Portuguese scientists talked about how night work affects the intestines. According to the researchers, due to this rhythm of life, the number of immune cells decreases, which disrupts the intestinal barrier and leads to the deposition of fat in the body. "Vechernyaya Moskva" talked with the first category therapist Marina Anisimova, who told what else the wrong schedule is fraught with and what to do if there is no opportunity to change jobs.

- Night work is associated with a violation of circadian rhythms. Our body does not function the same at different times of the day. At night all processes slow down, during the day - on the contrary. We see sunlight that stimulates the production of activity hormones. And when we do not sleep at night, but force the body to work, hormones are produced that do not stimulate, but hyperstimulate, such as adrenaline. As a result, the main processes are disrupted: blood pressure rises, early cardiovascular diseases are provoked, the heart rhythm is disturbed, and edema may appear. The latter, for example, is due to the fact that the veins should be unloaded at this time, and you continue to work while sitting at the workplace. It's the same with the intestines. At night, he must rest and self-repair, and we continue to eat and drink.

- If there is no way to change jobs, how can you help your body?

- Try to normalize the rhythm, get enough sleep the next day. But, in any case, this accumulation of the wrong routine will make itself felt. It is also necessary to switch to a lighter diet, to control that sleep during the rest period is sufficient, adequate. Monitor test readings, measure blood pressure, undergo an ECG, that is, prevent concomitant diseases as much as possible.

- And if you try to completely switch to the night rhythm of life? Work at night, rest at night on weekends, and sleep in the daytime?

- The body gets used to everything. What you suggest is like taking and changing the time zone. Gradually, the body will rebuild, although it will be more difficult. Circadian rhythms are strongly influenced by external lighting, which helps in the production of hormones. And at night we want to sleep in part precisely because these hormones are running out. But, nevertheless, trying to retrain your body will still be a more gentle decision than constant jumps from a daytime lifestyle to a nightlife.

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