I am a new RN and have been working nights for five months. I feel tired all the time, basically. I just started working 12 hours shifts two weeks ago and thought that would be better, but I still don't feel great. I am not able to live on night's hours all the time because I have kids and a husband. (assuming that would make it better).
Does it get any better? Or am I going to need to get a Days position to feel right again? I try to take good care of myself - I exercise and eat right, I don't take anything to sleep or anything like that. It just seems like when I am feeling good again, it's time to go back to work. I usually work two 12's together, off a few days, then two again.