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Tips for night shift workers?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 11, 2013 at 5:04 PM

I've been on thirds for since January. I know the havoc working nights (3:30p-3:30a) can cause a body and decided to compensate as much as possible by vastly improving my diet. In fact I probably wouldn't have gone Paleo if it wasn't for working nights. I sleep well both on work days and nights off and still have plenty of energy. However, my resting heart rate has gone up from 61 all the way to 73 beat per minute which I am NOT happy about. Anybody have tips for minimizing the horrible effects of this shift? I'm already eating cherries about an hour before bed.

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on August 12, 2013
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Paleo blogger Michelle works at night as a pharmacist a few days a week I believe. She dedicated a post to explain how she balances paleo and working at night. Enjoy

http://nomnompaleo.com/post/55156756199/surviving-the-night-shift

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on August 11, 2013
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Get yourself some blue light blocking glasses. They look like orange safety glasses, not super attractive but totally worth it. Just keep them on for several hours before you have to go to sleep (esp if you are looking at a computer screen, even just a quick email check before bed) Makes your brain think its nighttime. Supplement with both immediate and timed release melatonin before you go to bed (i take 6mg of each), magnesium -i like natural calm -and vit d when you get up.

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