Liking the night shift - page 2
Hey everyone- It's my night off & I just wanted to share the surprising news...I made a huge fuss over the past few weeks about being mandated to do a few weeks of night shift. I have been a day... Read More
Sep 30, '02I would agree with Cherry Soda, I use to work nights as a nurse extern and loved it, but now as an RN, I find that I am having difficulty sleeping during the day, and am constantly in a fog. The worst part is that I have made some mistakes, and that is VERY uncharacteristic for me.
Sep 30, '02I work nights, and so far, so good. My only problem is waking up with headaches in the afternoon....but I think I have that one solved......
Sep 30, '02I still don't like nights but probably cause I have to work all day and be on call and go out at night and work then get up and work all day. Have to do that a week at a time.....
Sep 30, '02I work in the ED, and I sure don't find nights any less busy...we run around like the Keystone Cops half the time.
I am just recuperating from two of the most hateful 7p-7a shifts I've ever worked.
Still, I do like night shift...I'm not a day person, and worked mostly 3-11, so the transition wasn't that major.
Oct 1, '02glad you enjoy nights, you need to stay there! I like nights but find it very busy as all the hospitals I have worked nights at short staff on nights and we have so much to do and a long list of chores.
Oct 1, '02yes but what about nights like this??? i am off.....its 215 am, and I cant sleep!!!!
I am tired of people telling me that Benadryl etc is the key.....wah.
Oct 1, '02I got in from my night shift a couple of hours ago. I got about one hour sleep. My neighbour is having a new bathroom fitted. It always seems like there is more noise when you are trying to sleep during the day. :zzzzz
I feel dreadful.
Oct 1, '02I like switching days and nights! On nights, there's no meals, less visitors, and less meds usually! We only have to take road trips( not easy for vent pts on a million drips!) to CT and MRI for emergencies. It's a nice change and on my last night, I get to go home, get a few hours sleep and have the rest of my wonderful day off!