It can take 6-9 months to adjust to being on night shift!

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Tips on how to keep night time care teams fit,
focused, healthy and ready for those long winter nights ahead.

  • Organise your sleep times well during the day. Make sure family and friends help you get the sleep you need
  • Avoid trying to make it through the
    night on coffee as it might disrupt your sleep during the day.
  • Get as much daylight as possible, when you can.
  • You may have problems with
    concentration. Eye focus may be diminished so take extra care when driving
    home.

Do you have any health tips for night time care teams? If you do, please let us know.

For more information, please download My Home Life FREE bulletin on caring for your night time team, or visit the website for more useful resources

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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