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I've been working evening and overnight shifts for 2 years....It really messes up my sleeping habits.My body has to adapt constantly, can u help?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Shift work

Shift workers on average get 1-4 hours less sleep every 24 hours than nonshift workers.
Make sure that your sleep is protected time during the day. Also, avoid heavy meals during night, metabolism is slower. Turn off phone and messages and dedicate at least 6 hours to sleep before scheduling any appts that can be made for later afternoon. Avoid caffeine after 11pm.

In brief: Shift work

Shift workers on average get 1-4 hours less sleep every 24 hours than nonshift workers.
Make sure that your sleep is protected time during the day. Also, avoid heavy meals during night, metabolism is slower. Turn off phone and messages and dedicate at least 6 hours to sleep before scheduling any appts that can be made for later afternoon. Avoid caffeine after 11pm.
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
Internal Medicine

In brief: Nope

I figure the best u can do is a light box but, nothing beats a good nights sleep at night!

In brief: Nope

I figure the best u can do is a light box but, nothing beats a good nights sleep at night!
Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
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