We know that not all standard sleep advice will apply to health and social care workers who are doing shift work. This resource details some top tips from Dr Michael Farquhar, consultant in sleep medicine at Evelina London Children’s Hospital, specifically designed for shift workers.
KeepingWell NCL have also recorded an interview with Dr Michael Farquhar. Together with one of our Senior Practitioners, Rachel Stephen, Michael discusses topics such as the importance of sleep to health and wellbeing, breaking out of negative loops of sleeping and getting to the root cause of sleep problems. They also talk about the challenges faced by NHS or social care workers who work night shifts and how you can establish a good sleep regime as a shift worker. Finally, Michael shares some helpful strategies to improve sleep including CBT-I, mindfulness, apps and online resources.
To access Dr Michael Farquhar’s full article, click here