On nights? A midnight snack is the best way to go

Grabbing a quick bite helps to stave off sleepiness during shifts, shows study
Tired doctor

In the battle to stay awake on overnights, doctors may do better to head for a snack than a full canteen catastrophe, a study suggests.

SA researchers have looked into whether a meal, a snack or not eating at all is better for alertness and gastrointestinal symptoms on an overnight shift.