anyone else with a screwed up sleeping schedule?

  1. i'm just so tired of not having normal hours. i have no patterns to my days or nights.

    i mean, let's face it. some days you just have more to get done than others. some nights i'm up til 2 a.m. studying. some nights i have only a few things to do. then of course if you are up til the wee hours, you're tired when you come home the next evening.

    sometimes i nap. boy is that a big mistake! the just further screws up the rhythm.

    and screw sleeping at all if one of the boys isn't feeling well. cause then i'm up almost all night long.

    now here it is 1:20 a.m. the night before my last lecture exam.....2 nights before my comprehensive final exam.......

    and i can't sleep!!!!!!!

    *sigh* i'm so glad we are getting 27 days off after this. geesh, i need it bad. i keep telling myself that i only have 3 more quarters but it's not helping the stress level. my tolerance is next to nil. my house is a mess. i haven't seen my mother for 2 months. my kids have done nothing "fun" this summer because of this blasted program.

    uggggggggggggggggggggggggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!

    *sigh* vent all done now. please return to your regularly scheduled program. :d
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  3. by   Love-A-Nurse
    i am having trouble sleeping as well. i did get a couple hours of sleep tonight but here i am up! all the best to you on your exams.
  4. by   Tookie
    This is all good practice for the night shift - then if you throw in continual study then it gets more fun-

    Hang in there -
    Pace yourself and just remember it WILL be worth it -

    Then you will get lots of

    All the best Tookie
  5. by   starr234
    I know how you feel. I just finished my prerequisites and I will start the Nursing program Aug.23. I work 12hr shifts 7p-7a , eventhough I have 3 days off at a time, I cannot sleep at night. I am up all night until 7am easily. I sleep during the day, my kids are very upset. They have not done any fun things this summer. My house is a mess! I haven't even started the nursing program yet. It is 5am and I am on the computer.
  6. by   Mkue
    good morning all,
  7. by   nrselisa
    My entire house has a messed up sleeping schedule!! I think I will make the kids get up early tomorrow morning so they can start getting adjusted before school starts. Wish me luck! They are not going to like it much!
    Ditto what snlisa said. We're so screwed up around here! It's not unusual for us to be up & running around at 2am, and still asleep at noon! We're napping alot too!

    The hardest part about getting the rest of the house back on schedule is that I have to get back on it too!

  9. by   jennyej
    Lately with my husband working so late I don't go to bed until around 3-4 in the morning and then I sleep until noon. I know when school starts I can't do this. But I just don't know how to break it. One of my friends suggested sleeping pills, another suggested I stay up for 24 hours plus and go to bed at the time I would like to set the schedule. Any ideas???
  10. by   Rena RN 2003
    :chuckle i'm glad to see i'm not the only one. thanks everyone. i'm feeling much better today. Aced the exam and i only need an 18 on the final to pass

    my sleep schedule still sucks but i guess i'll have to deal with it huh? i just get so tired of being up at 5 a.m. one day and going to bed at 4 a.m. the next. i'm a total night person by nature and once i graduate, i will not fight mother nature any longer. 7p-7a here i come! :chuckle
  11. by   babynursewannab
    It's okay. It will pass and as you see, we're all going through it.

    I used to be one of those people who were physically incapable of napping during the day (mom loved that), until.....NURSING SCHOOL! Go figure. If I get to bed before 12:30 I'm excited. It's just sick. My idea of a long night of slumber is anything longer than 5 hours. WOAH!!!! That's being almost selfish there, huh?

    Sleepwise, I can't wait until I have a normal life with a job and my daughter hits puberty and also wants to sleep 10-12hr stints!

    I'm a night person, too, though. I think I would do best with a night shift position, but then my family...
  12. by   amblessing
    I have not had a "normal" night's sleep since going back to school full time earlier this year. I think it's because I stay up too late studying and then when I try to go to bed, my brain just won't shut off. I lay there and think about a million and one things. Review things in my head while I lay there tossing and turning! Even though my summer semester ended 12 days ago - I still can't sleep! I would kill for just 8 solid hours of uninterrupted sleep! I have not tried any sleeping pills - YET! I've tried everything else though, chamomile tea, warm bath, watching the weather channel, you name it - but NO :zzzzz zzzzzz's yet!
  13. by   GPatty
    I will be working 7p-7a on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday nights. The rest of the time, I'll try to sleep at night with my hubby. So, I guess we'll see (said the blind man), huh?
  14. by   Mkue
    hi all, well i think i tried to reply to this one this morning around 6 am, but had trouble, was there some trouble on the bb? well anyway, no i don't have trouble sleeping and i drink coffee too.. but i do feel for those who do have trouble sleeping.. i've just been waking up really early these days, probably because i'm so excited about finally getting closer to clinicals and actually doing hands on stuff.