Do you or your parents hold a night job? The impact of shift work on your health could be detrimental! [[MORE]] Shift work has recently been designated as a carginogen by the WHO. A carcinogen is any substance that is an agent directly involved in causing cancer. In the Western world, especially America, sleep has been devalued because time is money. Who has time to sleep when that time can be spent to make more money? Well, the societal implications for this ideology proved themselves to be costly: a whopping $70 billion dollars per year is estimated to be lost due to sleep disturbances! Remember the Exxon Valdez oil spill? That was because the first mate of the captain was sleep deprived, not because of the initial understanding that the captain was drunk. So you tell me, is the money worth the health consequences of not sleeping regular hours?

Do you or your parents hold a night job? The impact of shift work on your health could be detrimental! Shift work has recently been designated as a carginogen by the WHO. A carcinogen is any substance that is an agent directly involved in causing cancer. In the Western world, especially America, sleep has been devalued because time is money. Who has time to sleep when that time can be spent to make more money? Well, the societal implications for this ideology proved themselves to be costly: a whopping $70 billion dollars per year is estimated to be lost due to sleep disturbances! Remember the Exxon Valdez oil spill? That was because the first mate of the captain was sleep deprived, not because of the initial understanding that the captain was drunk. So you tell me, is the money worth the health consequences of not sleeping regular hours?