I know I have written a thought in a few weeks almost a month. But life got busy and it was hard to get time on Sunday to write a thought. So I might move the day again so check out for a new day for the thoughts to be posted.
So I have returned to the night shift at Maple Leaf Meats LTD. this summer. I get to work on Sunday night 6:00 pm to 2:30 am on Monday and the rest of the week I work 10:30 pm to 7:00 am. Yes that is all night and I try to sleep during the day and I find it hard. I need to cover the window in my room soon.
So back to the proof that I have found. At work we have a board where stuff can get posted. Someone posted a article. I found this article great, I ever stopped to read it the whole thing one time on my way to the office. People always ask me if I like working nights I say it is o.k. but I do not believe people were made to work nights. I never had proof for this but now I do. Here it is:
Irregular hours take their toll on workers
By JENNIFER YANG
Thomas Edison was reputedly once fired from a job after spilling sulfuric acid during some late night work.
Perhaps graveyard shift fatigue got to him. Statistics show that it’s far easier for mistakes to happen when working the night shift, which incidentally, was also brought into common existence by
We follow what’s called “circadian rhythms,” which slow us down at night and prime our bodies for action during the day. To work an evening job is to fight your body’s natural processes and night toilers are therefore more vulnerable to health issues, experiencing greater instances of digestive, cardiovascular and mental health problems. Recent studies also link shift work with certain types of cancer.
With these added risks comes a greater need to stay healthy. “Shift workers have an extra onus to make sure that their sleep and health needs are cared for,” says Shapiro. “They have to do the best they can with their environment and situation.” This certainly isn’t easy, however, and anyone who’s pulled an all-nighter before knows how tempting it is to resort to junk food and caffeine.
Daylight sleep often also equals less sleep. “Darkness is stimulus for sleep,” explains psychologist Dr. Gerry Goldberg. “Light stimulates hormones in your brain that literally wake you up.”
For John Johansson, a security guard who’s worked rotational night shifts for the past 10 years, sleeping during the day still poses a challenge.
“I get two to six hours of sleep at most. I’m happy with four,” he says. “It’s starting to take its toll.”
Workers punching in after midnight also suffer socially and it’s been shown that shift workers have higher divorce rates. “You’re out of sync with other people,” Goldberg explains. “You’re winding down, they’re gearing up. You tend to be in a world of your own."
Despite the pitfalls of evening work, however, night shifts also aren’t going anywhere so people should know what they’re getting into when taking one on. “Most people tend to not be realistic,” says Goldberg. “You have to plan ahead for it and know how you’re going to get your physical and social needs met.”
So here is what I need to to give me the proof that I was right about the effects working nights has on me. But however I still need to do it for the summer. I have 11 weeks left as of today.
Howden Matt Howden