One of the most important ways to prevent shift work sleep disorder is to practice good sleep hygiene. This includes developing a consistent bedtime routine, set up your room so it’s cool and dark and avoid eating or watching TV in bed. For work, try to limit the amount of consecutive night shifts you have. For more tips, watch this video of Dr. Paul Knoepflmacher as he goes into more detail on how to prevent shift work sleep disorder.
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