Working the night shift raises blood pressure!

2022-06-13 0 By

A recent study of nearly 122,000 female nurses, published by Cui Wei and others at the Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University, suggests that working night shifts significantly increases the risk of hypertension.Furthermore, the frequency of night shift work and age had a superimposed effect on the risk of hypertension, with the more frequent the night shift and the older the person, the higher the risk of hypertension.The study showed that, compared with nurses who had not worked night shifts in the last six months, the average nurse went to work every month.5-10, & gt;Nurses on 10 night shifts had an 11.2% and 16% increased risk of hypertension, respectively.Compared with nurses aged 18 to 25, nurses aged 26 to 35, 36 to 45 and 46 to 65 had a 14.8%, 2.127 and 5.462 fold increased risk of hypertension, respectively.For example, nurses aged 18-25 who did not work night shifts in the last six months were used as a reference.0 to 5, & gt;5-10, & gt;The risk of hypertension increased 1.96 times, 1.923 times, and 2.43 times for 36-45 year old nurses with 10 night shifts, respectively.0 to 5, & gt;5-10, & gt;The risk of hypertension increased 4.935 times, 6.398 times, and 6.407 times for nurses aged 46-65 with 10 night shifts, respectively.The researchers believe there may be three reasons why night shift work increases the risk of high blood pressure: night shift work is often exposed to artificial light, which reduces the production of melatonin and raises blood pressure levels;Night shift may drink strong tea, coffee, irregular diet;People who work night shifts experience occupational stress.The study covered 512 medical institutions in 11 cities in Hebei Province. The final analysis included questionnaires from 121,903 female nurses, who were 30 years old and worked night shifts 0 times per month on average.0 to 5 times, & gt;5-10 times, & gt;10 cases were 34.71%, 22.53%, 38.57%, 4.19%, respectively.Article/Yang Jingang (Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences) Statement: This article is reproduced for the purpose of passing on more information.If the source is wrong or violated your legitimate rights and interests, please contact the author with proof of ownership, we will promptly correct, delete, thank you.Email address: