Sleep deprivation may increase over several nights, so it’s best to schedule days off in between night shifts to give yourself time to recover by avoiding shift work multiple days in a row and extended working hours. Exposing yourself to bright light at the start of your “day”will notify your brain that it’s awake time and time to be alert.
If you're worried about Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD) don't be embarrassed to visit your GP. In more severe cases some people may need medication temporarily to help. Your doctor will talk you through the best treatment.
We hope the advice in this article helps you achieve a restful and energising sleep, preparing you for the shift ahead.