I hate night shift - page 4

by carrie_c 26,883 Views | 39 Comments

I have been working night shift for about 9 months now. I thought it would get easier, but it just gets harder. I feel so bad all the time. My days off are spent sleeping. And if I do have to get up early for something, I feel... Read More


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    Quote from Always_Learning
    No advice, just.....I feel ya.
    What? The Philosoraptor doesn't have any advice? Inconceivable.

    On topic: I'm starting to dislike night shift, too. My wife is M-F 9-5, so my typical night shift nursing schedule is hell on our time together. I hate getting up early, though, and don't know if I can deal with a lot of the staff on days...but I'm almost to the point where I'm going to have to try.
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    I feel the same way. I don't like going to bed early or getting up early, but I would much more prefer it over this.
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    I think shift work is why I have been married for over 20 years lol
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    I love nights. Sure it takes some getting used to, but days are absolutely way too stressful for me.
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    I'm going to go ahead and get my name on the list for day shift. I know it's a long shot, but I guess I never know until I try.
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    I couldn't see myself doing any shift other than nights. I enjoy the night atmosphere better than the day one. I am able to see my family more with me working the night shift. Not to mention the differential is worth doing nights all in itself! Sleep can be challenging, but it's a work in progress.
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    I am a new grad starting on nights here soon! I have gained lots of tips from all the comments! I like the idea of sleeping 2am-10am or 3-11am on your days off!
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    I've worked nights and even two full time shifts and it is not the best health wise. Check out this article on ways to reduce risk of shift disorder
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    I think we all know working an off shift isn't good for you, but we can't pack the patients up at 5pm and all go home. You have to be wise about sleep, etc to lessen the stress.
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    I remember when I used to work nights:
    7p - 7a (when hospitals were still hiring LPN's). I used to get sooo sleepy around 2am. I was very grouchy and mean to my family members. I would get mad because it seemed like they always wanted me to do things for them on my days on and off work. I did 2 days on/ 2 days off/ every other weekend. I did my year then I left. I've dont like night shifts jobs. I prefer dayshift and I like being in my bed at night. I hated working in the summer because it seemed liked I missed so much b/c I was stuck at work and since I had no kids when my supervisor changed my shift to 7 days on/ 7 days off I was stuck working most of the holidays cause she made me feel guilty!! I do commend the night shift workers b/c pts need good care 24/7!!! Some people adjust well with nightshift jobs and some don't! I never could adjust no matter how much sleep I got!!


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