Working nights or odd hours can sap mental function, study finds

November 5, 2014 12:47 AM

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Working an irregular schedule that includes afternoon and night shifts can seriously sap your brain power, new research shows.

For people who spent more than a decade on this type of rotating shift schedule, the effects were equivalent to 6.5 years of normal age-related cognitive decline, according to a study in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine.

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