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NurseBraxton
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20/06/2019 8:00 pm  

switching from four years of day shift to night shift this weekend  so that i can work on my business during the day. Any tips on how to stay balanced. diet? sleephacks?


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(@medsurg-mike)
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20/06/2019 8:13 pm  

Sleephacks?? LOL dont know what that is. But meal prepping helps keep me balanced as opposed to eating crappy hospital food throughout the night. When I eat better I sleep better. Most people have issues sleeing. I take a nice hot shower after work when I cant sleep to knock my self out.


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Selamkemsi
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01/07/2019 11:42 am  

For me night shift was very hard to balance as I was still in school at the time. Now going through it, I feel like I'll be better equipped! My tips are to invest in black out blinds or a sleeping mask. Try to keep your room as dark and cool as possible to mimic a night time scene lol. The day before the first shift go to bed as late as you can to sleep longer into the following day. For diet I would have to agree with medsurg-mike above^ stay far away from the delicious junk food vending machines haha! 


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ItsPeyton
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03/07/2019 2:20 am  

 I would just add that I would try to work all the night shifts in a row and avoid off days in between- the off day will be spent sleeping and isn't worth the change in the schedule if you can manage to pull off three consecutive shifts.


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