Diet Suggestions for Night-Shift Nurses

When you work the night shift and your circadian rhythms have not adjusted to being active at night, you may eat at times when your digestive tract is prepared for sleep and not for eating and digesting food. As a result you increase your risk for gastrointestinal symptoms, obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, and metabolic syndrome.9

Given the evidence currently available, Lowden et al.10 offered these diet guidelines for shift workers.