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Posted by: mel | 2011/02/10

lack of sleep

hello , i''ve been at a casino for 4yrs now, we work night shift every month ie 1 full week every month, at home i try sleepin during the day, always broken sleep, 3-4 hours in morning an 2 hours at night, i also put on weight as well, is there anything else i should be doing right, thanks

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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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Posted by: Sleep expert | 2011/02/11

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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