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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. 

Tips for Railroaders

Learn new ideas for good sleep and overall health, and refresh yourself on tips you may not have used for a while.

Tips for Families and Friends

It's a delicate balance managing time with a railroader family or friend. Find some common sense ideas here. 

Tips from Industry Experts

Gain practical advice and insight from two renowned sleep experts and a cross-industry panel of railroader stakeholders.