SLEEPWALKING/ SHIFTWORK

SLEEPWALKING/ SHIFTWORK

SLEEPWALKING/ SHIFTWORK

SLEEPWALKING
Walking, whining, walking…You expect it in early infancy, but habitual night waking or sleepwalking in a young child can put a parent’s patience to the test.

SHIFTWORK
Whether you regularly work a late shift or the night shift or alternate between day and night shifts, chances are you’ve found it difficult to get restful sleep. Shift work is known to cause disruptions in our internal biological clocks, and it can lead to insomnia at home, sleepiness and mental and physical fatigue at work, and digestive problems.

Want to lay your sleep problems to rest?

Try the following:
DON’T go to bed hungry or eat a big meal before bed; eat a light, high-carbohydrate meal and drink milk.
DON’T drink alcohol before bed. Alcohol acts as a stimulant.
DON’T try to sleep immediately after work. Take some time to unwind.
DON’T expose yourself to bright sunlight just before bedtime. If you drive home in the sunlight, wear dark, wraparound sunglasses.
DO eat and sleep at the same time everyday.
DO avoid caffeine for at least five hours before bed.
DO darken your room, and keep it cool.
DO follow a regular exercise program.
DO get the help you need to sleep uninterrupted.

Need more help in getting the sleep you need?

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