Starting my last overnight shift
January 11, 2019 9:21pm CST
Happy Friday all! How is everyone doing? Here it is 915pm and I am arriving to work early to start my LAST true overnight shift, 10pm to 8am before switching to the new schedule tomorrow. That unfortunately for me means an 8 hour turnaround, I will have to be back at work 8 hours after leaving which means a sad 5 hours of sleep probably. But oh well. I have only been doing the late overnight since the beginning of August although it has taken its toll on me for sure. I have trouble sleeping on my off days, my exercise/eating has suffered some and I have gotten in the habit of cracking an energy drink at 6 or 7 am just to stay awake. I will be working no later than 0130 am most days starting tomorrow which will allow me to sleep at night and not while the world is awake and about. I already know the second shift will be better for exercising and I plan on quitting energy drinks! Huzzah! Nights at my job are not all that bad. The skeleton crew I work with is great, it CAN be less busy (although usually feels even busier), I don’t have to see managers and I get to work with some great people. The actual work I will be doing is changing also. But I am trying to take that in stride. Again, a bittersweet change but happy to be asleep by 3am if not earlier most days. Just have to make it through tonight (until 8am!) Any changes for you at work this month?
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I worked overnights for about 3 months many years ago! It was so challenging for me and I really struggled with my sleep patterns. No changes for me coming up at work that I know of, but each day brings new adventures at any job! Good luck with your changes!