Why Working 9 to 5 Might Be Bad for Your Health

Depending on Your Sleep Habits, 9-to-5 Might Physically Harm You

Switch from the Day Shift to the Evening Shift

When Peggar was in college, a doctor at the campus medical center suggested her unusual sleep habits could actually be delayed sleep phase syndrome.

“I had been working the 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. shift at a homeless shelter, but I got promoted,” she says. “That involved moving to a day shift, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. I was only sleeping a few hours a night after the promotion. And after taking a history, the doctor suggested it could be DSPS. I quit that job and demoted myself to go back to the evening shift.”