5 Tips For The Graveyard Shift
Working at night and working in the call center goes hand in hand. And adjusting to the work schedule can be pretty tricky, but it’s doable. There are about 1.3 Filipinos working in the BPO sector, and many thrive even during the graveyard shift.
The graveyard shift or the night shift means working somewhere between 10 PM and 6 AM. It can be pretty difficult for many because our bodies are primarily geared to work during the day and sleep at night. A few of us are night creatures who can perform well at night and sleep during the day. But for others, this can take some getting used to. So how do you shift your body clock from day to night? Well, it takes some practice and lots of discipline. For one, treating daytime as night is the most crucial step. This means you do not go out meandering about during sunshine because that’s bedtime for you. Don’t go out with friends during “sleep time” and don’t do groceries.
5 Tips To A Great Graveyard Shift
You can do many things to learn how to sleep during the day and work at night. There are many ways to rewire your circadian rhythm to get your body to work efficiently at night.
But here are the BEST tips:
1. Learn To Sleep During the Day
The most important thing you need to function well at night is a healthy dose of rest and sleep. You need about six to eight hours of sleep to recharge and think well the next day. You need to relax and get some shut-eye even during the day to do this.
You can do the following to sleep during the day:
Remember that if you get enough sleep, you won’t feel tired at work.
2. Stay Hydrated During Your Shift
Working at night can get you dehydrated. You need to drink more water to feel energized and to clear your head.Our bodies are made of 70% water. This means your brain runs on water. So you need water to think and work. Keeping yourself hydrated means drinking water and not juices or soda. Also, don’t drown in coffee. Too much coffee will not be suitable for you.
3. Don’t Drink Too Much Coffee
4. Stretch And Walk
BPO work is desk work. Deskwork means you will be sitting at your desk for several hours. This can lead to body pain. Also, if you don’t exercise, it will be harder for you to sleep. Our bodies need exercise to regulate our sleep cycles.So you can try to walk around the office or walk a bit after your shift.
5. Get Your Family’s Cooperation
You Can Do It.
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