Getting enough sleep while working non-traditional hours

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Anyone who works non-traditional hours, you know getting enough sleep can be a challenge.

Anyone who works non-traditional hours, you know getting enough sleep can be a challenge.

But there are things you can do to help your body rest.

Because light is the biggest culprit that upsets our internal clock, focus on controlling the light where you sleep.

Blackout shades or drapes are effective.

Sleeping masks and ear plugs can keep out daytime disruptions.

And sleep experts have another simple tip for preparing your body for sleep.

"We actually say on your way home in the morning to wear sunglasses and then that can help get you ready for home when you want to sleep," Dr. Reena Mehra of the Cleveland Clinic said.

Avoiding naps and caffeinated beverages close to your sleep time can also help your body sleep better during the day.


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