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Night Shift Hacks For Police Officers

 

The majority of our Effective Fitness Team Members have endured the brutal night shift at some point in their career. The "night shift" is often referred to as dogwatch, graveyard, and midnights.

How can we make the best of it?

From experience, we have found some essential tools and tricks that have helped us stay healthy, both physically and mentally.

This article will break down these Night Shift Hacks in hopes of helping other officers around the world own the fact that working in the dark is probably one of the toughest things to do, but someone has to do it.

 

SLEEP

 

The most important aspect of working odd hours is a healthy sleep regimen.  Most folks are not used to sleeping during the day and staying up all night.  It takes time for your body to adjust to a different sleep schedule.  Especially if you’ve had a somewhat normal sleep schedule for 15-20 years before you work your first night shift schedule.

We have always...

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