Extreme Measures - page 2

Just wondering from all of you night shift folk, if you have done anything extreme to make your sleeping room dark/quiet, etc. I have read the posts on sleeping after night shift - but I need the... Read More

  1. by   emily_mom
    I come home, put on the Today show (since Matt Lauer cut his hair he doesn't keep me up anymore) and crash. I always leave it on all day so the phone or other annoying noises don't wake me up.
  2. by   BrandyBSN
    my doctor put me on 150mg of Trazadone (sp?). works ok for getting to sleep, but then I feel hung over the whole next day, so I usually dont take it. Tylenol PM, or if you dont have pain, benedryl works ok too. I turn on Regis and Kelly, and leave it on. I go to sleep pretty quick after work, it is going to sleep on my nights off that is difficult.
  3. by   jones58
    My husband is a correctional officer- works out of town. When he is at work he works doubles 2nd and 3rd shifts back to back for 5 days sometimes. When he comes home he is is exhasted, for about 2 days all he does is eat and sleep and eat and sleep. He works these doubles so he can be home for 5-6 days at a time, but I know that it is really bad for his health. He's been doing it for almost 4 years now. Its hard for him to adjust to our routine when he is home, most nights he is up all night.