Ooooooooooooooh. My poor, tired body!!! I am putting in to get off nights right now. For a while, it was fine...but now I just feel like I have no LIFE.
I agree with everything the other posters have said...especially about TURNING OFF YOUR PHONE. I tell people, "I don't care if the pope calls, if it's really that important he'll CALL BACK." If you are married and your spouse cannont get the clue that 3pm means 3am to your body, hey, do what one of my girlfriends did...CALL HIM FROM WORK AT 3AM...say cheerfully, 'Hey!! Whatcha doin?!' Then act confused and hurt when he/she acts grouchy. Heh heh. You'll only have to do it ONCE.
Drink plenty of water at work...I'm serious. 8-10 glasses, no cheating. You'll feel better.
Finally, when you KNOW you won't be able to sleep, benadryl 50mg is the wonder drug. Oh, yes, and don't drink alcohol when you come home....drinking at 7am because 'it's 7pm to MY body' isn't cool...it means you're an alcoholic.
Good luck, welcome to nursing, and GET A NICE PILLOW.