(HealthDay News) -- Shift work often means staying awake during the late night and early morning, leading to big-time fatigue.
The National Sleep Foundation suggests how to beat fatigue and improve alertness during shift work:
Avoid working extended hours.
If your job and boss allow, take a short nap during your shift.
As much as possible, be in contact with other people.
Get a bit of exercise, such as going for a walk.
Drink a beverage with caffeine, but don't overdo it.
Get tedious tasks done early in your shift, when you feel more awake.