I love sleeping during the day, because I don't have to sleep as long to feel just as rested.
I work in ICU, and we only have visiting hours once during night shift. Don't get me wrong; I actually enjoy talking to the families and answering questions. I just don't like explaining the same thing three times during the day shift visits, when nothing has changed, and getting asked if the doctor has come yet, etc...
I like trying to sneak in and do an assessment without waking the patient (except for those I'm having to do neuro checks on). I enjoy the challenge of troubleshooting a vent or IV pump with only the light from the hall.
I like having to consider all my options and figuring out what I can do first before calling the doctor. On days, you hit one little snag and you pick up the phone.
I like not having to sit there and deal with the MDs on rounds. I like most of our doctors, but some of them won't write all their orders, they'll call out half and write half, so you have to be paying close attention to make sure you got everything. If they are writing anyway, why not write EVERYTHING?! :angryfire
I also like being able to get my notes open before 9. On days it's sometimes almost noon before I get the AM assessment charted. And I usually end up leaving something out because I have to keep stopping to jump up and talk to a doc or family.
There usually aren't as many meds to give, and the ones you do have to give are usually IVP or IVPBs, so you don't have to wake the patient (although you usually do).
You can also leave the TV on in a empty room or the room of a sedated/comatose patient and catch some really weird late night TV. Love those infomercials.
I enjoy bathing my patients; getting them clean and sweet smelling. The only drawback is that the family doesn't get to enjoy it as I never have time to do baths before visiting hour.
But the best part is my co-workers! They are so helpful and full of good ideas and advice, and they often help me figure out what to do when I'm in a quandry. On days they just say, call the MD.