Consequences of disrupting biological rhythms

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Consequences of disrupting biological rhythms

Our body follows biological rhythms, but there may be consequences when we disrupt them. One way that our biological rhythms can be disrupted is shift work. People who do shift work may experience some kind of decreased alertness. We naturally have rises and dips in our rhythms, and most of our rhythms dip at about 4am. People who are doing a night shift may experience a time a decreased alertness because all of their biological rhythms have dropped. People who do shift work may experience sleep deprivation. This is because people who do shift work mostly sleep during the day, and during the day there are more distractions than at night such as more noise. Also, studies have found that people who do shift work and sleep during the day are more likely to sleep up to two hours less than a person that goes to sleep during the night. Shift work has also found a relationship between shift work and organ disease. According to some studies people who work shifts are much more likely to experience some kind…

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