I am 4 years away from retirement. I work 7 nights a month ( 3 one week 4 the next).
My problem is in the recovery. I find the first day that I am awake after a stretch of nights I am unable to cope as I usually would with the day to day stresses of living. I have learned not to take too much on these days but am always either cranky or crying. My family is struggling these days as my husband lost his job and I am depressed anyway, but these days are really hard to live through. Any tips? I usually get enough sleep.