Why shift work is unhealthy and dangerous

I covered this article on the Inside EMS Podcast with Kelly Grayson and Chris Cebollero.


A State of the Art Review published in The BMJ represents one of the most comprehensive reviews of peer-reviewed literature on shift work, sleep duration and quality, and the impact each has on chronic health outcomes and occupational accidents.

Specifically, the authors studied 38 meta-analyses and 24 systematic reviews that evaluated sleep or shift work and their impact on the following chronic health conditions: coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer, type II diabetes, obesity (weight gain), depression, occupational accidents/injuries, all-cause mortality, coronary heart disease mortality and cancer mortality.

Here are the key findings from the review of shift work, sleep duration and their respective effects on health.

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