[Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

Considering taking that dreaded overnight shift at work? Be careful, it could actually end up hurting your genes.

“Working the overnight shift can seriously impact your health. They say the overnight work affects your natural body clock, and that negatively affects everything.” (Via News 12 Long Island)

Researchers from the Surrey Sleep Research Centre in England disrupted the sleep patterns of 22 test subjects by letting them sleep at night the first day of the study and then forcing them to sleep from noon until 6:30 p.m. on the second and third days of the study.

After taking blood samples all three days, the doctors found the timing of gene activity in the body to be extremely impaired.

So what does that mean for you and me?


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