I am an RN who has not worked in nursing for the past five years. I recently got a job working the night shift in a small, inpatient hospice unit (11P-7A) that I really like. However, I am totally a morning/day person and no matter how hard I try, I can't sleep during the day and I start shutting down by 2 AM when I'm at work, meaning that I can't keep my eyes open, my mind goes kind of foggy, and I get really cold, like my body is trying really hard to go to sleep in spite of the fact that I am trying to stay awake. Does anyone have any suggestions that might help? I am normally a good nurse, but when I feel like this I can't even concentrate. Right now I am still on orientation and working about 3-4 nights/week but after that I will only work about 2-3 nights/week. The place that hired me has a position open on 3P-11P which is a much better shift for me, but one of the ladies in HR told me that the normal policy is for someone to work in a position for six months before switching to another one. I really want to go to my supervisor and explain all of this to her, but she is a little intimidating and I am afraid that she will take it like I am complaining and that I am not flexible. Help!