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
Nov 11, '02Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 3,872; Likes: 18I 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.
Nov 12, '02Occupation: Community Health Nurse Joined: Jun '01; Posts: 973; Likes: 38my 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.
Nov 13, '02Occupation: rehab/ltc nurse Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 40; Likes: 2My 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.