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Relaxation Exercises for Falling Asleep

If you have trouble falling asleep, relaxation techniques can help you quiet your mind and calm your body. Try one of these simple exercises when you’re in bed.

Breathing exercise

How to Manage Shift Work and Your Social Life

Working a shift schedule often means you’re out of sync with the normal, daily life activities of your family and friends. As a result you may be experiencing one or more these issues: 

Tips To Help Manage Your Shift Work Schedule

If you have control over your work schedule, here are factors to keep in mind to make the adjustment easier.

Night shifts

  • Try to keep the same sleep and wake times each day, even on your days off. This will help regulate your circadian rhythm, improve your sleep quality, and also help you be alert during your shift.

Rotating shifts

Tips for Sleeping During the Day

Adjusting some of your behaviors and elements in your bedroom will help you sleep better. 

Tips for Staying Awake on the Job

Here are five easy ways to keep yourself alert and productive during your shift: 

Tips to Help Shift Workers Nap More Effectively

Napping can help you feel alert and help make up for lost sleep. It’s important to nap strategically (when to nap and how long to nap) because not doing so can actually compound your sleep troubles. Follow these tips for beneficial naps: 

Tips for Healthy Eating and Exercising When Working Shifts

When you’re working a shift schedule, your eating and exercise habits can suffer.  People who work shifts sometimes skip meals, eat irregularly, eat unhealthy food, and may find it hard to keep up a regular exercise schedule.

What to Ask Your Doctor About Shift Work Disorder

When you talk to a doctor about sleep symptoms that may be caused by your shift schedule, your doctor may ask you about:

Relaxation Exercises for Falling Asleep

If you have trouble falling asleep, relaxation techniques can help you quiet your mind and calm your body. Try one of these simple exercises when you’re in bed.

The Bedroom Environment

Your bedroom is your sanctuary from the stresses of the day. Use your senses to create the best environment for sleep.

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