Night Shift – When to Pray


My home was not observant, so I feel a little lost. I work nights, and my sleep-wake cycle is opposite the norm. So, when is the proper time for me to say שמע ישראל

Should I reverse the order and say the morning prayer(s) in the evening, and vice versa?

Many thanks


6 months


  1. The best thing to do is to recite Shema before you go to sleep after you get home from your night-shift. Then go to sleep and when you wake up you can pray Afternoon Prayers. If you are a man you should put on your Tefillin when you pray in the afternoon.

    Best wishes from the Team