WELLNESS
08/14/2014 08:37 am ET Updated Aug 14, 2014

8 Ways Working The Night Shift Hurts Your Health

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Almost 15 million American adults don't work the typical 9-to-5, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These employees clocking in for evening, overnight or other irregular shifts -- what's known as shift work -- are at a higher risk for a host of health problems that daytime desk jockeys may not necessarily face to the same degree.

Here's a look at what we know about the potential health effects of shift work:

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