WORKING NIGHTS CONNECTED TO HIGHER RATE OF MEMORY LOSS
Matt Case - August 29th
A new study has found that middle-aged people who work outside the typical 9-to-5 schedule are more likely to suffer from cognitive issues, such as clouded thinking, early brain deterioration, and memory loss.
The study, conducted by researchers at York University in Canada, looked at data from more than 47,000 adults. The researchers found that those who worked night shifts were 80% more likely to have cognitive impairment than those who worked only day shifts.
The researchers believe that the disruption of the body's natural circadian rhythm may be to blame. When we work at night, we are essentially forcing our bodies to stay awake when they are designed to sleep. This can lead to a number of problems, including fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and impaired memory.
The study's findings are a reminder of the importance of getting enough sleep. If you work night shifts, it is especially important to make sure that you get enough rest during the day. You may also want to talk to your doctor about ways to manage the effects of shift work on your health.
Petrochemical engineers work slowly and heavily with smart tablets in the oil and gas industry at night.