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May 28, 2012

Though these health related issues relate to other industries they are still important to understand what they do to the human body working night shifts and ill regular hours.

1. Night shifts raise risk of breast cancer, says Danish research

Breast tumour risk increased 40% among night workers, shows study triggering HSE investigation into impact on UK workers

2. Sleeping Too Much or Too Little Can Be Bad for Your Heart

Getting too little sleep — or even too much — appears to spell trouble for the heart. New data reveal that adults who get less than six hours of sleep a night are at significantly greater risk of stroke, heart attack and congestive heart failure.

3. Burnout Is Real: How to Identify and Address Your Burnout Problem

Burnout isn’t as simple as extreme exhaustion. When you’re truly burnt out, there’s very little you’ll do that isn’t necessary for survival. You won’t find a regular vacation very refreshing. You not only lose interest in the work that burnt you out in the first place, but in nearly everything else that you do. Fun won’t be fun, every little thing will bother you, and you’ll be unhappy without fully understanding why. You’ll feel this way on a regular basis, and you’ll likely believe there isn’t an alternative. Of course, many people describe the symptoms of burnout a little bit differently so I’ve compiled a list from a few sources (including my own experience) to provide a broad view of what burnout can look and feel like:

4. Top risk of stroke for normal-weight adults: Getting under 6 hours of sleep

Stroke risk greatest for employed middle to older ages, normal weight and no sleep apnea, habitually sleeping less than 6 hours each day

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