I just started my first nursing job and I'll be doing straight nights. I've only worked one night shift ever during an internship and my sleep schedule didn't work out very well. I decided to stay up all night the day before my shift and finally let myself go to sleep around 8am knowing my shift started 7pm that night. But I didn't fall asleep until noon and only slept for 2 hours. At the time I didn't have a sleep mask or black out curtains so I know that was a big part of the problem. But I was hoping for some advice on what other people have done to get their bodies on a night schedule other than making sure you have a dark room and staying up late the night before. I just want to find an effective way to switch from day schedule to night. Any advice would help!