When your body gets used to the same sleeping hours, it becomes a pattern. Adjusting it could be challenging. If you work for a company that requires you to wake up early and suddenly move to a night shift job, you might find it hard to adjust. These are some ways to help you change your sleep cycle and live healthily. It’s not easy at first, but you will get used to it.
Gradually change your sleep time
If you have slept at 11 in the evening for the last few years and have to wake up earlier for your job, you can try to sleep an hour earlier. Start by adjusting your sleep time by a few minutes until your body fully adjusts.
Don’t use your phone close to bedtime
If you still have the habit of using your phone before bedtime, it’s time to stop it. When you use your phone before you sleep, the blue light tricks your body into thinking it’s still early. Make sure you leave all work-related tasks before you go to the bedroom. If your phone requires charging, you can do it in the living room. Another problem is that your phone also emits radiation. It can be harmful to your body. The good thing is that you can use EMF protection to shield your body from radiation.
Don’t take naps
Naps mess up your sleep cycle. Stop doing it at work even if you feel sleepy. Keep moving throughout the day. If you need to go to the gym after work, you should go straight there. Don’t head home and nap for a while. Even if you only nap for ten minutes, it’s enough to make it difficult for you to sleep at night. Besides, if your body successfully adjusts to the new sleep hours, you won’t feel sleepy at work anymore.
Wake up at the same time each day
When your body has adjusted to the new sleeping pattern, you have to keep it that way even during the weekends. The problem is when you decide to go back to your old sleeping habits because it’s a holiday or you don’t have to go to work. You will need to go through the whole process again to adjust.
Don’t eat or drink anything close to bedtime
You will find it difficult to sleep if your stomach is full. Make sure that your stomach is empty close to bedtime. If you have a habit of drinking coffee to push you to work at night, you have to stop it. Even if you feel hungry, you should resist the temptation to eat.
You will find it challenging to adjust to the new sleep pattern. You might even return to your old ways at some point. Despite that, you have to try your best to sleep on time and get sufficient sleep. You don’t want your overall health to get adversely affected by your terrible sleeping habits.