So....tonight is my first night on nights. I am excited. I have worked days for 12 weeks (i am a new grad) and now I am switching to nights permanently. I have a lot of anxiety about the messing up of my sleep schedule. Any advice? We work 3, 12 hour shifts a week......and I am aiming to do my 3, 12hour shifts in a row......so here are my questions.
Do you take a nap during the day before you go in for your first night on?
Or do you sleep in late in the AM on your first day you go in?
Do you come home after work and go straight to bed?
Do you try to get a full 8 hours sleep?
What works for you?
Do you eat a full meal during your night meal break?
Any advice will help. Please don't tell me that nothing worked.....although it may be true.