I work night shift, ive been working this schedule for about 6 months now. When I get home around 730-8am, i am in bed by 830, then what felt like an 8 hour or more sleep turns out to be 31/2-4. I wake up at 12pm the latest, and I cant go back to sleep, especially when I have to work that night later on.
I've heard people taking benadryl, sleeping pills and such. Not a big fan of putting medication in my body at all. I rarely even take tylenol for a headache, so i'll hate to have to take benadryl everytime after work, or sleeping pills just to get some sleep, because come around 1am-4am of my shift, I am SLEEPY! To the point of no possible return.
What do some of you night shifters do to get into a deep sleep, and be well rested enough, besides benadryl(which i may just have to end up getting)-__-
Some of the coworkers on my floor go to sleep like at 12pm-7pm, but when I get home Im exhausted from the drag between 1am-4am, i miss my bed and just wanna sleep.
Aug 8, '12
When you wake up are hungry or thirsty? Maybe a very light snack would help. Also, someone recommended I think of nothing but the number "1" until I fall asleep. Over and over just visualize "1". That did help. Eventually I just decided to go to days. Good luck.
Last edit by DSkelton711 on Aug 8, '12
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