Month: September 2021

Circadian Rhythm and Potential risks of shift workers
Religion

Circadian Rhythm and Potential risks of shift workers

Though obtaining full respite through sleeping is inevitable for humanity, present day 'graveyard shifts' or shift workers are locating implications of potential risks. 15-20 % of working population in industrialized countries is accustomed to some kind of permanent night and rotatory shift works. And intercontinental or transmeridian  travel across several time zones of the globe will disrupt the natural sleep-wakeful cycle and exposure to light at a typical biological times will also afflict their circadian rhythm. When the circadian clock becomes out of sync the hormones will thrown off balance and lead to fatigue, and abilities of brain will become dulled. Here, it tries to analyze the potential risks of shift workers with a special reference to the Islamic concepts on sleep. The ph...