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Coping with Shift Work
Shift work can have a negative impact on more than just your social life. Did you know that shift workers are 4 to 5 times more likely to develop a stomach disorder and suffer 6 to 8 times more ulcers? Other effects of shift work and non-traditional hours of work are: 2 times the rate of heart attacks, premature aging, greater risk of rheumatoid arthritis, increased drug and alcohol abuse rates, higher number of cases of spouse abuse, increased divorce rate, increased risk of having emotionally disturbed children, more reported mood swings, cases of depression, sexual and psychological problems, and peripheral hallucinations. Read this article to find out how you can protect yourself.