Working night shifts is bad for your mental health

UK study shows shift workers are 33% more likely to have depression than those working 9-5

Doctors who work night shifts or varied schedules that disrupt their sleep may be more likely to develop depression than those with 9-to-5 jobs, a review of the literature suggests.

Tired doctor

Researchers examined data from seven previously published studies of work schedules and mental health involving a total of 28,438 participants.

Overall, shift workers were 28% more likely to experience mental health problems than people with consistent weekday work schedules.

"We know that shift-work alters the circadian