When you work shifts, learning to get enough good quality sleep has to be a priority.
Sleep is an essential part of your health and wellness, so when your job demands you shift your sleep to different times of the day or night, it can have a huge impact on your life. Most shift workers report insufficient hours of sleep as well as the sleep they do get being poor quality.
Shift work creates unique challenges for your mental, physical and emotional health, the majority of which are rooted in not getting enough sleep.
A persistent lack of good quality, natural sleep has been linked to a wide range of mental and physical illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and depression. Alongside this there is the impact on relationships, mood, motivation and overall quality of life to consider, which in part comes from working or sleeping at unusual times but is also hugely affected by fatigue and an accumulated lack of sleep.
For shift workers, it is essential to learn to get the very most from your sleep.
If you learn how to successfully shift your sleep so you get adequate, good quality rest, it is easier to take care of the other challenges that your work pattern presents.
you work shifts which affects your sleep pattern
you are not getting enough sleep
you are not getting good quality sleep
you would like to improve your sleep
You can take control of your life
By choosing to equip yourself with the knowledge and tools to keep yourself well rested and healthy whilst balancing the demands of your job with your wellbeing, family and social life.
The Sleep Shifter Programme will equip you with sleep skills so that you can make sure that the sleep you get is great quality and you are getting enough hours in.
The foundation for everything else in life is good sleep.
The Sleep Shifter Programme covers:
Everything you need to know and do to improve the quantity and quality of your sleep, in the context of working shifts.
Module 1: Sleep education
Module 2: Optimise your environment
Module 3: Setting up great sleep routines
Module 4: How to support your body for sleep
Module 5: How to prepare your mind for sleep
Module 6: Managing the night before
Module 7: Managing shift transitions
Progress at your own pace
Watch the modules when it suits you
Video trainings with Emma
Advice straight from a sleep expert
Sleep skills audio tracks
To help you to implement
Frequently Asked Questions
How does shift work affect sleep?
Why can't I sleep after night shifts?
Should you go straight to bed after a night shift?
Does working shifts cause health problems?
Is it possible to work shifts and get good sleep?
Why can't I sleep more than a couple of hours after a night shift?
When does this programme start & finish?