Whether you are working nights, afternoon and evenings, or on a rotating schedule, working outside of the natural daylight hours can upset your body’s “internal clock.” Your “internal clock” tells your body to be awake during the day and to sleep at night. This has a lot of implications for your health and your weight.
On this non-traditional schedule, you may find it hard to know when and what to eat. It may also be hard to find enough time to exercise regularly.
Change in appetite
Irritability and decreased tolerance to stress
Trouble falling asleep or getting quality sleep
Weight loss or weight gain
Constipation, diarrhea, gas
Indigestion, heartburn or stomach ulcers
Strain on interpersonal and family relationships
The Good news: By prioritizing yourself and your health, you can avoid
most of these
Follow these tips to stay healthy, alert, and feel your best at work and at home: