Augustina Ada 2 Questions 2 Answers 0 Best Answers 32 Points View Profile Augustina Ada Top20 Asked: July 7, 2019In: Healthcare, Lifestyles Does working night shifts and sleeping during the day for several years affect your normal body chemistry? Share Facebook Report 2 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Mercy Abang 16 Questions 6 Answers 0 Best Answers 102 Points View Profile Mercy Abang Top20 Added an answer on July 7, 2019 at 7:15 am Shift work has been linked to certain chronic diseases and illnesses. Long-term night shift work is associated with an increased risk of certain cancers, as well as metabolic problems, heart disease, ulcers, gastrointestinal problems and obesity. Insufficient sleep has been shown to change metabolism and appetite, and studies have shown that shift workers have higher levels of triglycerides than day workers. Added to these biological factors, shift workers sometimes have irregular eating habits and poor diet—both of which could increase their risk of metabolic problems as well. It affects you physically, mentally, your performance and safety is also an issue. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Report Mercy Abang 16 Questions 6 Answers 0 Best Answers 102 Points View Profile Mercy Abang Top20 Replied to answer on July 7, 2019 at 7:16 am You can follow the link below for expert advise on how to cope with night shifts https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319918.php 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Report Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Attachment Select file Browse Featured image Select file Browse Add a video to describe the problem better. Video type Youtube Vimeo Dialymotion Facebook Choose from here the video type. Video ID Put here the video id : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdUUx5FdySs Ex: 'sdUUx5FdySs'. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.