Q. I have sleep disorder and constipation due to working night shifts. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Mashfika N Alam
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 30, 2018 and last reviewed on: Aug 22, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am a 26 year old male. I am working in the night shift since last six months due to which I have a sleep disorder and constipation problem. I cannot sleep more than three to four hours in a day and I have lost my weight. Please suggest me to recover.

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Family Physician General Practitioner
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Adequate sleep is essential for proper functioning of the body and as a result of prolonged lack of adequate sleep your body's circadian rhythm has been affected. Hence constipation and even weight loss. I am assuming you may have lost a bit of appetite or cannot eat on time either.

Now, it is important to get six to eight hours of sleep every day. Even if you cannot sleep at night, you must ensure at least six hours of sleep by making up during the day. Also, try to get some meditation or yoga which helps immensely in these cases and helps to restore the body's circadian rhythm. Half an hour of meditation if done properly equals to two hours of sleep.

Also, drink plenty of fluid and fibers for constipation. And take your meals on time.

If you have to do night shifts at a stretch, please ensure that you get to sleep during the day and also do mediation.

Hopefully this will help.

For more information consult a general practitioner online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/general-practitioner



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