How to Survive the Overnight Shift Like A Pro & Why I Carry an ER Phone

I hope you all had a blessed & wonderful Thanksgiving! In 2014, the greatest change in my life was my overnight work  shift schedule.  I AM OVERWHELMED WITH THANKS for the adjustments that have taken place in my life because of it.

So, if you were wondering why I’ve been absent from my blogging schedule this year, it’s because I was adjusting to the day shift. It has honestly taken me a good 6 months to do so and be able to fathom blogging again! So there you have it, welcome me back! 

In honor of Thanksgiving, I’m sharing my survival method for those that are currently starting or struggling with working the overnight shift!

How to Survive the Overnight Shift Like A Pro - Rx Fitness Lady

Do you currently work the overnight shift or swing shift? If so, you know that it can be brutal sometimes!

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How to Solve Your Insomnia Problems with OTC Sleep Aids

How’s your sleep going in 2013?  We have already determined that the lack of sleep can lead to health problems & deter our weight loss efforts!  Tomorrow starts National Sleep Awareness Week. My Health Monday is dedicated to this topic today.  I’d be willing to bet that most adults don’t get the recommended 7-9 hours a night.

 

 

 

 

I often times stalk my personal Facebook timeline late a night and find many people up with sleep disturbances.  I will usually send them one of my very first posts on Lifestyle Modifications for Insomnia.  You may have missed it because it was one of about 5 pre-post before I officially launched PFL.  In that case, please check it out here.  It had great feedback and lifestyle changes truly are the first step to tackling the insomnia battle. Continue reading

Scandal Is Back this Week

THE REAL OLIVIA POPE, THE INFAMOUS CREATOR OF HIT SHOWS GREY'S ANATOMY,  SPIN OFF PRIVATE PRACTICE, & NOW SCANDAL, & THE STAR PERFORMER OF OUR CURRENT ADDICTION!

THE REAL OLIVIA POPE, THE INFAMOUS CREATOR OF HIT SHOWS GREY’S ANATOMY, SPIN OFF PRIVATE PRACTICE, & NOW SCANDAL, & THE STAR PERFORMER OF OUR CURRENT ADDICTION!

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As if Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice weren’t enough, Shonda Rhimes reached down in her creative bag of tricks and explored the real life of D.C. fixer Judy Smith and delivered us a show that has taken the airwaves by storm.

Why is this show so good are you wondering? ANSWER –You know we love drama. It’s all about dirty little secrets, the dirty little secrets of politicians, public figures, and very important people.  Dirty little secrets that cause stress!  Ha, bet you were wondering what the devil My Health Mondays had to do with my favorite TV show.  Just trying to lighten the space a little her at Rx Fitness Lady.   Really, this show is so good that some of my fellow fans had a watch party for the winter finale. One of the biggest issues everyone talks about is the undercover affair of Fitz, Mr. President & Olivia Pope, the no nonsense cutthroat fixer, well at least she is when she isn’t dealing with Fitz, her little weakness.

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Beat Insomnia with 15 Lifestyle Changes

ME AT THE SIGNATURE GALA - EFFECTS OF INSOMNIA

AT THE SIGNATURE GALA YEARS AGO BEFORE I FIGURED OUT HOW TO USE ALL THESE LIFESTYLE MODIFICATIONS

Insomnia Strikes again!

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Why am I up?

Do these late night/early morning social network post look familiar to you?  Would it shock you to hear that 1500 deaths occur yearly due to drowsiness and it’s not always as a result of alcohol intoxication?  According to NIH National Center on Sleep Disorder Research, 6 to 12% of the adult population struggle with insomnia (inability to sleep).  If you are in the number, I totally feel your frustration. I’ve been there and done that.  As, an overnight worker for the past seven years that had to adjust to sleep disturbances, I’ve tried and tested a number of lifestyle modifications that I professionally recommend to patients.  Insomnia is a top complaint in the pharmacy and most customers desire an OTC recommendation from me.  I’m happy to consult, but I always discuss some of the following first to see if we can detect some preventative efforts on the patient’s part.

#15 Lifestyle Changes to Improve your Sleep Hygiene

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