I have been on nights for about 2 months now. I really don't mind working nights, have no trouble staying awake, etc. I just came off of a 3-day stretch, and now have a week off until I have to go back.
I have now switched back to a "day schedule" so I can be with my family. The first night off, I wasn't able to sleep through the night, so I took a nap during the day. My second night off, I slept a full 8 hours, but still was so tired by 1300, I had to take a nap and ended up sleeping for 5 hours!!
I'm just wondering why I have been so tired lately. I wasn't like this at first, but now it's been really bad for the last week or so. Is it because I am working more straight shifts than I did when I first started? I hate breaking up my days because I never feel like I have time off, so I am starting to lump my days together so I can have more stretches off.
I hope I don't feel so tired tomorrow. Is this something I just need to get used to?