I think this post is really just a musing I am having after noticing an article on my news app about shift work and chatting to a colleague who works nights in an ambulance.

Have you worked nights for a long time? Do you find yourself feeling more depressed, stressed or anxious than usual? There has been some research into the concern that being awake when the bodies natural rhythm is to sleep (darkness), or trying to achieve beneficial sleep when the bodies natural rhythm is to be awake (daylight) can, for some people, have a negative impact on the chemical repairs and rejuvenations that naturally happen to the body and brain when we sleep at night.

Below are some articles reviewing the impact long term nightshifts may have on people.

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