Working in shifts? Then you might agree that it is a total adjustment of your daily routine against the natural human physiology which takes toll on your sleeping pattern as well as affects physical and mental health. Proper and regular eating habits are mostly not observed in people working in shifts who gulp junk food which lead to various gastric problems such as heartburn, indigestion, constipation and if these conditions are ignored and not treated on time can cause more problems in future. Apart from these, people tend to gain more weight and feel more exhausted. Try out below listed 3 tips to tackle the problems faced due to shift work.
Everyone knows that consuming water on regular basis keeps you hydrated throughout the day; however relying on caffeinated beverages such as coffee to keep you alert during your working hours is not a good option and can be harmful in the long run.
Sleeping pills are never the best solution for having sound sleep. Relaxing for an hour after you reach your home from work and then having a sleep is a good solution. Accessories such as eye masks and comfortable room temperature will help you in getting proper sleep.
Consuming fruits, vegetables, whole grain products and avoiding high sugar or high fat items will aid in maintaining good health. It is always better to carry your own food from home rather than munching on junk food which can impact your health in the long run.
Ravi Shet is the writer of this article and Co-founder of www.treatum.com, an online healthcare portal connecting patients with right doctors.