Monday, August 24, 2015

Rest

Shift work is hard on the body.  You need to get your rest when you are not working.  I try and keep the same schedule off duty and on duty.  Try and sleep like a normal person, even if your shift is not normal.

If you get off work at 3 a.m. don't go home and go to sleep at 3:30 a.m. and then get up at noon for a shift that does not start until 7:00 p.m.  Stay up for a few hours so that you are getting up only a short time before you have to go to work.

It also makes it easier if you have to work overtime to have a bedtime that is not an hour after your regular shift time.  Sleep in a dark room.  Get very dark shades so you can sleep even during the day.  I actually got a roll down security shutter on my bedroom to block out heat, light and noise.  Get some rest; that's what the SGT Says.

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