Health Tip: Getting a Good Day’s Sleep

Health Tip: Getting a Good Day's Sleep

(HealthDay News) — When you work the night shift, it may be difficult to fall asleep during the daylight hours.

The National Sleep Foundation offers these suggestions:

  • At the end of your shift and during your drive home, wear dark glasses to help your internal clock adjust.
  • Use shades or curtains to darken your bedroom while you sleep.
  • Keep the bedroom quiet with a white noise machine, fan or earplugs.
  • Set the thermostat so your bedroom is cooler during the day.
  • If you share the home, put a sign on the door that asks others to be quiet.
  • Don’t drink alcohol before bed, and cut out caffeine for several hours before you sleep.