1. Inattention loss due to the lack of sleep.
A single working day is enough to decrease the brain’s ability to focus and remember information. If you can sleep comfortably 3 or 4 nights in a row, your brain will be able to recover with no major consequences for your nervous system.
Long hours on the night shift can make someone a danger for themselves and others. Sleepless nights affect the brain in the same way as alcohol does. Doctors have identified 24 hours of no sleep as having an alcohol concentration in blood of 0.1 percent. This is higher than the limitable amount. Research has shown that even hours of rest are sufficient to decrease tension in the nervous system.
To regain the ability to concentrate and focus when working the evening shift, you can take the medications Waklert UK and Armod which are both armodafinil-containing. Armodafinil is a different version of Modafinil(Modalert 200 UK and Modvigil). It is technically termed an indirect receptor for dopamine agonist, that is, it hinders the reuptake process of neurotransmitters, also called dopamine, to increase its concentration within the brain.
2. Mood fluctuates
Long-term work during the evening shift can cause depression, and eventually the condition known as excessive anxiety. In the short term, the lack of sleep can alter mood and you might feel happy.
The first day following the work night the mood of a person improves. The euphoria can be a dangerous state that won’t last for long. However, over time in the absence of adequate sleep one loses the ability to decide what is essential to him, particularly emotionally.
If you are working on a night shift for an extended period of time then your “immunity” too emotional shocks is diminished. In the process, the brain’s ability to block out events that are not related to it decreases. In a flash, all of the events become extremely important and crucial.
3. A craving for junk food
After a long, sleepless night and you’re hungry, you’ll want hamburgers or french fries. This is the typical response of your brain when it is depleted of sleep. If you’re not getting enough rest the body will produce more Ghrelin (a hormone that signals the brain regarding hunger) which alters the type of food you eat. You’re likely to consume food that you do not like or consider unsafe in an appropriate state as following a night shift, the amount of hormone leptin drops. This hormone will signal the brain to feel satisfied.
In the event of prolonged nighttime work your metabolism could alter. This means that the body can create excessive reserves. Furthermore, the body will not be able to handle the process of converting glucose which is why it could develop diabetes.
4. Heart issues
Sleep for the body is a chance to reset your capabilities, which helps in reducing the workload and preparing the next day. In a dream state, the heart rate and pressure are normalized and the body gets recharged with strength. The lack of time to recover can increase the chance of developing cardiovascular disease. The excessive production of cortisol due to sleeping insufficiently can cause fluctuations in blood pressure as well as irregular blood flow. When this happens the risk of heart attacks increases dramatically.