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Fighting Fatigue

Fatigue is the condition of being physically or mentally tired or exhausted. Extreme fatigue can lead to uncontrolled and involuntary shutdown of the brain.

Fortunately, there are ways to fight fatigue:

Get eight hour of sleep before starting work.

Sleep at the same time each day. If they rotate shifts establish

Clockwise rotations (from day to evening to night). Clockwise rotating makes it easier to go to sleep when worker goes to bed.

Take all scheduled work breaks. A snack or exercise during the break will refresh you.

When trying to sleep during the daytime, find a cool, dark, quiet location. Use earplugs, soft music or a fan to block out noise.

See your doctor about sleep disorders, medications for illness, and using bright light on the job or during waking hours.

Eat a well-balanced diet beginning the “day” with high protein foods and ending with carbohydrates. Do not eat great quantities before bedtime, they may cause trouble sleeping.

Avoid caffeine, alcohol and cigarettes. These substances cause sleep disturbances.

A stressful emotional situation may cause fatigue. If it is becoming a problem, see your Doctor

Walking, stretching and aerobics can help a person stay awake. Exercise will give you stamina and help you to fall asleep later.

Work carefully and very methodically always following proper procedures.

When you are fatigues you will make errors in judgement. Your mind or eyes can be off task and you can make a critical error.