Sleeping at the wrong time (shift work and parenthood)
Your may have to work at night, staying awake when you would normally be asleep.
If you only have to do this occasionally, it's quite easy to adjust.
It is much harder to cope with if you do it regularly.
Shift workers, doctors and nurses working all night or nursing mothers may all find that they sleep at times when they ought to be awake.
It's like jet lag where rapid travel between time zones means that you are awake when everybody else is asleep.
A good way to get back to normal is to make sure that you wake up quite early at the same time every morning - whatever time you fell asleep the night before.
Use an alarm clock to help you.
Make sure that you don't go to bed again before about 10 pm that night.
If you do this for a few nights, you should soon start to fall asleep naturally at the right time (163).
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