How To Survive The Night Shift

October 17, 2014 12:13 PM

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Working nights is tough. Sleeping when the sun is out and working when it's dark can take a real toll on your sleep schedule, but did you know it could affect way more than just your Zzs? The 15 million Americans who work nights are at high risk of developing several chronic conditions -- but the good news is that sleep experts say it's possible to combat this risk without quitting your job.

Working nights can interfere with the circadian rhythm, your internal clock that helps regulate metabolism, hormones and other biological processes. Your circadian rhythm is regulated in part by sunlight, and when you have to sleep during the day, it throws your rhythm off and leads to less sleep an...

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