How to Sleep for Night Shifts

 In Nurses Weekly

If you are one among the “night heroes” of our society, then read on if you need a solution for your dysfunctional circadian rhythms.

Sleep disorder is a commonly distressing phenomenon among such individuals that occurs, especially during their extensive night shift duties.

While you may curse your body for not adjusting to your professional work schedule, you may be surprised to know your night shift work suppresses melatonin. This hormone is responsible for your biological clock’s regulation.

Here are some of the most effective strategies that will help you improve your sleep quality.

  • Hit the bed ASAP after work
  • Cut down your caffeine intake
  • Use relaxation techniques
  • Use a sleep sound machine
  • Use a sleep mask
  • Use essential oils
  • Close the blackout curtains

There are also tips on how to survive a shift without sleep…

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