Facts and Tips for Shift Workers
-Shift workers suffer more ill health than those on fixed day schedules.
-Shift work disturbs the circadian rhythm, which is your bodies natural sleep wake cycle
which also influences your bodiesdigestive patterns, temperature and
blood pressure and other mechanical processes.
-There is a high prevalence of obesity in the mining industry.
Shift work is an associated factor to obesity which
carries many health implications.
-Adjustment and management of shift work can be made easier
through exercise and a balanced diet.
-Sleeping in cool conditions aids in getting and staying asleep
-Aim for at least 7 hours in bed, minimum of 4 hours asleep.
Rest without sleep is still beneficial for the body.
-Avoid coffee in the hours before you will be going to sleep.
-Alcohol lowers the quality of sleep.
Avoid having a few beers before bed
-If you are having difficulty with adjusting and managing shift work
talk with your doctor or the Macraes registered nurse
who will be able to help.
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