Health Tips for Night-Shift Working People [★]Wednesday, August 07, 2013
I'm on night shift this week. It was unexpected actually, because my normal shift is early morning. With this new schedule, my working hours are turned upside down. The time my shift starts previously is the time my shift ends today. It kind of disturbed my body clock, obviously, because my routines moved a full 180-degree turn.
This won't do anything for my health. According to one site,
People who work on night shifts are 60% more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than people who work fewer night shifts, according to a new study from Harvard's School of Public Health.
There are ways to take care of your health while you do night shifts. Here are some of them:
Sleep whenever you can in the morning. Since light greatly affects how our body recharges during sleep, it will help if you will use eye masks to block the sunlight. Also, you can play calm music as you sleep to avoid being disturbed by noises outside.
Avoid drinking energy drinks. A cup of coffee at the start of your shift is enough to keep you alert throughout your work.
Drink plenty of water. This will help in replenishing your system.
These are some of them. It is best to take care of our health and continue to enjoy life while we can. :D