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Working in IT support company, doing night shifts, skipping breakfast. Should I have food before sleeping?

Hi Doctor, My name is XXXXX. I am working in a IT support company and my job is 24/7 shift. I am doing night shift now. I read some book that we do not skip our breakfast in our day today life. Most of the time I will skip the breakfast (my shift timing is 19:00 PM - 4:30 AM IST). My question is if I am doing night shift should I have food before sleeping or is it ok if I have food after my sleep?
Asked On : Sat, 21 Apr 2012
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Irrespective of your sleep rhythm it is a safe and good practice to have fixed hours for meals. This ensures adequate digestion and assimilation. Once a particular schedule of eating suits your system you should then adhere to it and not make any significant changes. Otherwise it can give rise to a condition called irritable bowel syndrome. So in your case go by your set previous schedule.It would be preferable to have supper before you start the night shift.
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