Researchers Suggest Working Night Shifts May Cause Decline in Cognitive Skills

November 4, 2014 6:06 AM

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Researchers Suggest Working Night Shifts May Cause Decline in Cognitive Skills

moodboard/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Researchers in France say that working the night shift can hurt your brain, impairing cognitive abilities in the long run.

The study, published in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine, looked at over 3,000 employed and retired workers over a 10-year period. The researchers found that patients who had worked odd hours -- defined as either alternating morning and night shifts, working so late that they could ...

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