It is a challenge to balance work and life while working unpredictable hours. Railroaders work in a 24/7 world and are called to perform their duties day and night, with little notice. The industry may never sleep, but railroad employees need sleep to perform safely and meet operational expectations.
Railroaders, as well as their families, have adopted strategies to help them manage sleep in situations that are less than ideal, and times that may be at odds with typical sleep and rest cycles. Industry experts endorse many of these tactics for employees working unpredictable schedules. Consider these healthy sleep strategies to improve your quality of life.