On average, how much sleep would you say you get before working a 12 hour shift? I worked today and work tomorrow. By the time I get to bed its usually 1030 or so, and then I'm up at 330 to get ready for work. Is this typical for most or should I really force myself to learn to go to bed earlier? By the time I get home its 6 or 615, then dinner, getting kids to bed and decompressing myself- before I know it, its 10 pm.