Our expert says:
For the week you are on night shift:
1. Get a pair of VERY dark glasses - when you leave work make sure you have them on - exposure to bright light at that stage will tend to wake you up.
2. Make sure that when you get home, the place is dark - no bright light streaming in. You may even need to double-line the curtains. Eat, do your usual bed-time routine, then make your way to bed.
3. It is probably a good idea to use a sleeping pill on those days.
4. Make sure your bedroom is cool enough - heat will keep you awake. Ideally it should be air-conditioned, but otherwise put on a fan.
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