As the nights draw in we are all more prone to the effects of decreased daylight hours, and the effect that this can have on our mood, sleep and health. The BMJ published a useful article earlier this year which explored the evidence for various myths around optimising sleep and circadian rhythm. Quality of evidence around this topic is low, but there are some very practical suggestions given.
If nothing else, just check out the infographic which nicely summarises the steps to take, starting with how to minimise sleep debt on the day of the first night shift.
Read Full Article: https://www.bmj.com/content/360/bmj.j5637
BMJ 2018; 360 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5637 (Published 01 March 2018)
Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:j5637