Liking the night shift - page 2

Hey everyone- It's my night off & I just wanted to share the surprising news...I made a huge fuss over the past few weeks about being mandated to do a few weeks of night shift. I have been a day... Read More

  1. by   NCTraumaNurse
    I would agree with Cherry Soda, I use to work nights as a nurse extern and loved it, but now as an RN, I find that I am having difficulty sleeping during the day, and am constantly in a fog. The worst part is that I have made some mistakes, and that is VERY uncharacteristic for me.
  2. by   GPatty
    I work nights, and so far, so good. My only problem is waking up with headaches in the afternoon....but I think I have that one solved......
    Thanks guys!
  3. by   renerian
    I still don't like nights but probably cause I have to work all day and be on call and go out at night and work then get up and work all day. Have to do that a week at a time.....


  4. by   fab4fan
    I work in the ED, and I sure don't find nights any less busy...we run around like the Keystone Cops half the time.

    I am just recuperating from two of the most hateful 7p-7a shifts I've ever worked.

    Still, I do like night shift...I'm not a day person, and worked mostly 3-11, so the transition wasn't that major.
  5. by   mark_LD_RN
    glad you enjoy nights, you need to stay there! I like nights but find it very busy as all the hospitals I have worked nights at short staff on nights and we have so much to do and a long list of chores.
  6. by   joyrochelle
    yes but what about nights like this??? i am off.....its 215 am, and I cant sleep!!!!

    I am tired of people telling me that Benadryl etc is the key.....wah.
  7. by   LinnetLegs
    I got in from my night shift a couple of hours ago. I got about one hour sleep. My neighbour is having a new bathroom fitted. It always seems like there is more noise when you are trying to sleep during the day. :zzzzz

    I feel dreadful.
  8. by   Lacey
    I like switching days and nights! On nights, there's no meals, less visitors, and less meds usually! We only have to take road trips( not easy for vent pts on a million drips!) to CT and MRI for emergencies. It's a nice change and on my last night, I get to go home, get a few hours sleep and have the rest of my wonderful day off!