You should carefully manipulate the timing and type of your light exposure to cope better with the night shift. This can help you to remain alert during your shift and sleep a bit better when you return home in the morning. Theoretically, manipulating light exposure could help your circadian rhythms adjust to permanent night shifts.5,6 A sleep disorders specialist could give you personal guidance about how to do this. See Smith and Eastman if you are interested in learning more about timing exposure to bright light and darkness to better align the circadian clock with a night-work and day-sleep schedule.5

If you work full-time night shift:5,6