I'm a new grad who finally found a job at a LTC/rehab facility. I picked 3rd shift (2230-0630) because I figured I could still be super involved in my kids lives who are 5 and 6. My only problem is this: I have never worked an overnight shift in my life. I have no idea how to prepare for the sleep cycle (like should I take a nap the day I have to work my first night shift?) I really want this to work out because I think it is in the best interest of my family. Maybe I'm wrong but I just don't know. Any seasoned 3rd shifters have any tips and tricks to survival of the graveyard?