7 Tips to Sleep Better When You Work the Night Shift

By Jessica Hicks
February 27, 2023

Reviewed by Susan Ko, Ph.D.

Does it feel like consistently getting a good night's sleep is becoming more and more difficult? Between social media timelines that demand our attention, upsetting news headlines, and everyday life stresses, sack time is being replaced with doomscrolling and binge-watching. When you throw in the added challenge of working off-time shifts, getting quality sleep can feel downright impossible.

“Shift work is really challenging. The truth is, your body never fully adjusts to it,” explains Jared Minkel, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist, sleep behavioral specialist, and Twill’s director of digital therapeutics product design. “Our bodies are perfectly designed to work with the sun—the sun rises at a certain time, sets at a certain time, and there are a lot of things in your body that are set to that cycle.”