How Aircraft Dispatchers Deal with Day Shift to Night Shift Transition

An aircraft dispatcher job requires long hour shifts and the transition from the day shift to the night shift can feel stressful. The adjustment to your sleeping schedule takes some getting used to, but Sheffield, an aircraft dispatch school, knows just how to make your life easier. If you are a newly aircraft dispatcher going through this process, follow these tips for ways on dealing with the change.

Reduce Distractions– When you go from sleeping at night to the daytime, there can be a lot of distractions that disrupt your routine. Turning your phone on sleep mode and investing in blackout curtains are perfect solutions to minimizing your distractions during a daytime sleep when most people are awake.

Create a new routine– You will want to restructure your routine for your new aircraft dispatcher job hours. This includes changing your eating schedule as well as finding time for physical exercise. You are on a completely different schedule than most people, so it’s important to squeeze in some time to hang out with friends and family when you can.

Strong lighting– By making sure your workspace includes a lot of light, this will ensure the best nighttime productivity and alertness. You want to be sharp and on your best game while working, so a lot of light will help you from sleeping on the job in the beginning of the transition.

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