Some things you might now know:

  • Shift workers often drive to and from work at varied times when they are sleep deprived, leading to a greater risk of accidents on the road.
  • Sleep deprivation can also lead to mistakes at work and poor performance.
  • 17 hours without sleep is as dangerous as having a blood alcohol content of 0.05%, while being deprived of sleep for 24 hours is as dangerous as having a blood alcohol content of 0.08%.

What can my employer do about it?

  • Research shows that forward rotating shifts work best, and rotating shifts every two or three days is better than changing every five to seven days.
  • It is not ideal to have back-to-back shifts as your concentration and focus will be affected with each consecutive one.
  • Workers on a designated evening or nightshift for an extended period should keep to their sleep schedule (rise-time and bedtime) even on their days off. This will promote more restful and longer sleep, and help the body better adapt to shift work.
  • Work that requires a lot of concentration should be scheduled for a day shift.
  • Breaks are important during night shifts so that workers can take a nap if they are tired.

What can I do about it?

Make time for enough sleep.

Ensure your bedroom temperature is conductive towards a good night’s sleep.

Avoid caffeine, sleeping pills, alcohol or cigarettes before going to bed.

Have a nutritious breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up to have enough energy for the day.

Avoid spicy or heavy meals as they are difficult to digest and can make you feel drowsy.

Avoid sugary foods that can cause significant dips in energy after the initial rush.

Take a short nap (no more than 20 minutes) if you have a scheduled break to boost energy and concentration.

Wear an eye mask to block out light when sleeping during daylight hours.

Before your shift, expose yourself to light. Before bed, block out the light and noise

Before your shift, expose yourself to light. Before bed, block out the light and noise

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Generally, the body is programmed to sleep best overnight and to be most alert during the day and early evening. If you work different shifts throughout the day it may be more difficult to get enough sleep.

Some things you might now know:

  • Shift workers often drive to and from work at varied times when they are sleep deprived, leading to a greater risk of accidents on the road.
  • Sleep deprivation can also lead to mistakes at work and poor performance.
  • 17 hours without sleep is as dangerous as having a blood alcohol content of 0.05%, while being deprived of sleep for 24 hours is as dangerous as having a blood alcohol content of 0.08%.

What can my employer do about it?

  • Research shows that forward rotating shifts work best, and rotating shifts every two or three days is better than changing every five to seven days.
  • It is not ideal to have back-to-back shifts as your concentration and focus will be affected with each consecutive one.
  • Workers on a designated evening or nightshift for an extended period should keep to their sleep schedule (rise-time and bedtime) even on their days off. This will promote more restful and longer sleep, and help the body better adapt to shift work.
  • Work that requires a lot of concentration should be scheduled for a day shift.
  • Breaks are important during night shifts so that workers can take a nap if they are tired.

What can I do about it?

Make time for enough sleep.

Ensure your bedroom temperature is conductive towards a good night’s sleep.

Avoid caffeine, sleeping pills, alcohol or cigarettes before going to bed.

Have a nutritious breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up to have enough energy for the day.

Avoid spicy or heavy meals as they are difficult to digest and can make you feel drowsy.

Avoid sugary foods that can cause significant dips in energy after the initial rush.

Take a short nap (no more than 20 minutes) if you have a scheduled break to boost energy and concentration.

Wear an eye mask to block out light when sleeping during daylight hours.

Before your shift, expose yourself to light. Before bed, block out the light and noise

Before your shift, expose yourself to light. Before bed, block out the light and noise

Discover our range of products

Shift_Work_Bundle

Shift Worker Bundle

Generally, the body is programmed to sleep best overnight and to be most alert during the day and early evening. If you work different shifts throughout the day it may be more difficult to get enough sleep. 

Some things you might now know:

  • Shift workers often drive to and from work at varied times when they are sleep deprived, leading to a greater risk of accidents on the road.
  • Sleep deprivation can also lead to mistakes at work and poor performance.
  • • 17 hours without sleep is as dangerous as having a blood alcohol content of 0.05%, while being deprived of sleep for 24 hours is as dangerous as having a blood alcohol content of 0.08%.

What can my employer do about it?

  • Research shows that forward rotating shifts work best, and rotating shifts every two or three days is better than changing every five to seven days.
  • It is not ideal to have back-to-back shifts as your concentration and focus will be affected with each consecutive one.
  • Workers on a designated evening or nightshift for an extended period should keep to their sleep schedule (rise-time and bedtime) even on their days off. This will promote more restful and longer sleep, and help the body better adapt to shift work.
  • Work that requires a lot of concentration should be scheduled for a day shift.
  • Breaks are important during night shifts so that workers can take a nap if they are tired.

What can I do about it?

Make time for enough sleep.

Ensure your bedroom temperature is conductive towards a good night’s sleep.

Avoid caffeine, sleeping pills, alcohol or cigarettes before going to bed.

Have a nutritious breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up to have enough energy for the day.

Avoid spicy or heavy meals as they are difficult to digest and can make you feel drowsy.

Avoid sugary foods that can cause significant dips in energy after the initial rush.

Take a short nap (no more than 20 minutes) if you have a scheduled break to boost energy and concentration.

Wear an eye mask to block out light when sleeping during daylight hours.

Before your shift, expose yourself to light. Before bed, block out the light and noise

Before your shift, expose yourself to light. Before bed, block out the light and noise

Discover our range of products

Shift_Work_Bundle

Shift Worker Bundle

Generally, the body is programmed to sleep best overnight and to be most alert during the day and early evening. If you work different shifts throughout the day it may be more difficult to get enough sleep. 

Some things you might now know:

  • Shift workers often drive to and from work at varied times when they are sleep deprived, leading to a greater risk of accidents on the road.
  • Sleep deprivation can also lead to mistakes at work and poor performance.
  • 17 hours without sleep is as dangerous as having a blood alcohol content of 0.05%, while being deprived of sleep for 24 hours is as dangerous as having a blood alcohol content of 0.08%.

What can my employer do about it?

  • Make time for enough sleep.
  • Ensure your bedroom temperature is conductive towards a good night’s sleep.
  • Avoid caffeine, sleeping pills, alcohol or cigarettes before going to bed.
  • Have a nutritious breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up to have enough energy for the day.
  • Avoid spicy or heavy meals as they are difficult to digest and can make you feel drowsy.
  • Avoid sugary foods that can cause significant dips in energy after the initial rush.

What can I do about it?

Make time for enough sleep.

Ensure your bedroom temperature is conductive towards a good night’s sleep.

Avoid caffeine, sleeping pills, alcohol or cigarettes before going to bed.

Have a nutritious breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up to have enough energy for the day.

Avoid spicy or heavy meals as they are difficult to digest and can make you feel drowsy.

Avoid sugary foods that can cause significant dips in energy after the initial rush.

Take a short nap (no more than 20 minutes) if you have a scheduled break to boost energy and concentration.

Wear an eye mask to block out light when sleeping during daylight hours.

Before your shift, expose yourself to light. Before bed, block out the light and noise

Before your shift, expose yourself to light. Before bed, block out the light and noise

Discover our range of products

Shift_Work_Bundle

Shift Worker Bundle

Generally, the body is programmed to sleep best overnight and to be most alert during the day and early evening. If you work different shifts throughout the day it may be more difficult to get enough sleep.