A brain on shift work cannot make rational decisions. According to an article in Popular Science, a single night shift has cognitive effects that can last a week. These lapses in memory or attention can also make us vulnerable to bad habits.

A few days of reduced sleep can change our appetite, both for the kinds of foods we crave and how much we want to eat when we stay awake at night. Often, we are prone to eat more calorie-dense junk food late at night when our stomach is meant to rest and repair.

Living in the shift-work zone can also cause difficulty in getting to sleep. Some turn to alcohol or sleeping pills, both of which can trigger depression. But more important, they are addictive remedies that create bad habits that continue even when our lifestyle does not demand us to be awake at night.

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