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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Weight & Lifestyle
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you?
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :  
Hi
User :  
doctor as per my project requirement, i have to work in night shift
Doctor :   ok

User :  
as i am fresher i'm not used to it
Doctor :  
ok
User :  
so how would i balance my sleep and other daily activities
Doctor :   yes i shall tel you

User :  
and i would like to know that...whether it is really harmful for body to be awake at night for a long period of time like 3-4 months
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
working night is a requirement and essential
Doctor :   and it cannot be avoided
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so some adjustments will make the experience very pleasant
User :   can you give me some tips for adjusting my biological cycle of sleep

Doctor :   this night duty stuff is not new and been practiced by doctors and police on very regular basis
Doctor :  
so the studies have shown that there is really no harm in working in night for long duration
User :   k...gud to hear this
Doctor :   so you need not worry of any harm due to the long duration of night shift
Doctor :  
regarding the sleep cycle it will take a week for you to adjust to sudden change in the shift
User :   can to suggest me some diet or any activity which helps me in dealing with this change
User :  
can you*
Doctor :   yes it is just behavioral modification
Doctor :   first thing is
Doctor :  
Sleep as soon as possible after the night shift.
Doctor :   because
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If you delay sleep after the night shift, your body will begin to warm up and prepare for the day's activity.
Doctor :   regarding diet Eat a banana
Doctor :   or drink warm milk before going to sleep
Doctor :   this will improve the quality of sleep
Doctor :   If you cannot sleep, stay in bed and rest
User :   ok...thanks

User :  
for the guidance
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one more thing
User :   yes

User :  
!!
Doctor :  
do little bit of physical exercise in the evenings
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like brisk walk
User :  
can you tell me one more thing...
User :  
whether gyming at night has some ill effects
Doctor :  
no
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it does not harm
User :   k...
Doctor :  
avoid keeping any food items at your work place
User :  
k....
Doctor :   will get habit of eating what all we see and will become obese
User :  
whether it is right to eat some fruits or biscuits after an interval of 2 hrs during night shift.....
Doctor :   water and fruit juice is fine but let it not be at 2 hour interval may be every 4 hours
Doctor :  
biscuits two or three per night is sufficient
User :  
k..
Doctor :  
is there anything else i can help you with?
Doctor :   please update your phone no

User :   k...
User :  
thanks for the assistance
User :  
i would like to share health issues with you in future
Doctor :  
sure we are available 24/7
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any time you can log in and express your concern
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Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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