Working night shift

juanitacarlos

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Just looking for some advice on doing night shifts. Getting a new job is not really an option right now.

About 3-4 nights per month, I have to work a 10pm to 6am shift at work. The work is not physical, or particularly stressful (besides not sleeping), and after about 2pm, if I'm lucky, I might get a chance for small naps (20-30 mins), although I often find it hard to nap, it can be done.

So from a Peat perspective, does anyone have any suggestions on how I can minimise a very stressful event? Tonight is the first night I will have to do a night shift since I've tried to work Peat stuff into my diet. So I'm thinking:

Sip orange juice and snack on cheese
A teaspoon of coconut oil every hour or so
A coffee with cream and sugar every few hours
A little extra thyroid

Are these good food choices?

And I'm not really sure what supps to take during and after my shift. Any help would be much appreciated!
 

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If you can try to get some incandescent light shining on you.
 

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The reason the night is stressful is from darkness. The light(specifically red light) stimulates energy producing enzyme(cytochrome C).
 

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key said:
The reason the night is stressful is from darkness. The light(specifically red light) stimulates energy producing enzyme(cytochrome C).

Thanks for explaining Key! This is good to know.
 

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Your food choices look good, I eat a little bit of oj/cheese/coconut oil each hour or so, throw in some coffee when you feel like you need more energy.
 

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cliff said:
Your food choices look good, I eat a little bit of oj/cheese/coconut oil each hour or so, throw in some coffee when you feel like you need more energy.

Thanks Cliff. That's pretty much what I've been doing and it's helping.
 
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