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Tiredness, weakness after working night shifts, falling asleep. Taking ginseng, vitamin B. Treatment?

I am totally exhausted all the time. I have been working nights on and off for about 15 years . In my 20 s, I could work 12hr nights 4 in a row, go home cook and clean my home. Now in my late 30 s, I am zonked. I have been taking vitamin B , ginseng, and immune boosters. What else can I take or do? I have fallen asleep without warning. I scare myself.
Asked On : Mon, 10 Sep 2012
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hello lovell1173,
it is a fact that as your age increases, your body gets older and weaker. this negative effect on the body is enhanced if you work against the nature. Nature says we have to sleep at night and work in the day and our body is adjusted according to this law. But the lifestyle is changing and people are working whole night also. This result in extra load on the body which starts to age more quickly, resulting in tiredness, weakness, decrease concenteration and other lifestyle diseases. It is good to work but it is better to work taking health in mind.
Try to sleep in day if your work demands night shift. Atleast 8 hours sleep per day is very good for our body. Give your body full nourishment. Eat lot of fruits and take plenty of water.
Thanks and take care.
Answered: Tue, 11 Sep 2012
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