Those who have irregular shifts know what it’s like to have their sleep schedule scrambled.
They actually have stats that say those who work on graveyard shifts have shorter life spans than those who work regular hours. Is it the lack of sunshine, or the lack of sleep that gets them in the end? It’s hard to say.
Worse than graveyard shift is split shifts. Millwrights, for example, often have to work three nights on, and then two days, making the time between leaving one shift and starting another often less than eight hours. This makes it impossible to go home, eat, get changed, shower and then come back on a full night’s rest.
It’s not just the lack of sleep that makes irregular shifts tough – it’s readjusting. Take paramedics. If they are used to going to bed at 7 am, a regular eight-hour sleep with disrupt their entire day. If they need to work at 7 am the next day, too much sleep can give them insomnia. It’s an unnatural juggling act of naps and alarms and biological rhythms.
When sleep becomes tightly regulated, it’s important that it becomes as easy to drift away at odd hours (like 7 at night) as possible.
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