Where I'm from, sleeping on the job is grounds to get booted. Besides, it's been my experience that just because it's night time doesn't mean that the patients will sleep. Many times we have chronic pain/nausea complaints and with prn's available q 2-3 hrs for different patients; there is no time to sleep; even if it were allowed. As far as how I deal with nights; I guess I'm a nocturnal person. For example, I return to work tomorrow at 1830; I will get up in the am to take my daughter to school, return home, and nap for about 2 hrs. I will be good until I knock off Thurs am. Then I will take daughter to school and be in bed by 0830, sleep till about 1400 and be rested enough for another 12 hr. I had no problem adjusting but for some people it will just take time.