Graveyard shifts how does it feel? Can you sleep afternoon then your room is

Pasay, Philippines
March 10, 2012 8:42am CST
Well I have that kind of thought. Honestly I am willing to work at night if in case that I would be accepted in some companies that has graveyard shift. Though I am worrying of sleeping in the afternoon, whereas my bedroom doesn’t have good ventilation wherein it is really hot every afternoon that you can’t even breathe anymore. The temperature is different and it is happening almost everyday not just every summer.
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@Porcospino (31518)
• Denmark
10 Mar 12
I have had jobs where I worked at night, and it was okay for me to work that way. I had to get used to different lifestyle, because I had to work at night and sleep during the day, but when I had adjusted to the situation it wasn't a problem to work that way. My ex-boyfriend who also worked at night got a special kind of curtain that was able to block the sunlight during the way so that it was easier to sleep during the day. The noise was annoying sometimes. We lived in an apartment and during the day the other people in the block often played loud music.
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• Pasay, Philippines
11 Mar 12
so meaning if he has think curtain it can lessen the hot temperature of the room even if you are not using the air con? That is my concern.
@dazzledlady (1618)
• Philippines
11 Mar 12
I like graveyard shift better than Am shifts, maybe because I have waking up so early. But the problem with being in a graveyard shift is you will be sleepy at past 12 am and sometimes it is difficult to focus on what you are working or probably fall asleep if it is not a busy night. Your body will feel the tiredness twice when you are in graveyard shift. But with regards to sleeping, due to having a sleepless night you will fall asleep immediately most of the time. You might get to be awaken in the afternoon when it is hot, maybe take a shower and go back to sleep again :D
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• Pasay, Philippines
12 Mar 12
I think that is same thing when you are morning shift then you tend to be very sleepy when it is after lunch. I don't think it is a good idea that you have to take shower then go back to sleep?
@brothertuck (1257)
• United States
11 Mar 12
I have always enjoyed working night shifts. During the day most people are at work so no one bothers me. If I need to do something I can get up and do it and then go back to bed. Businesses and offices are usually open during the day and a lot of times I had more trouble going to them when they are open if I am working day time. I have no problem with sleeping during the day, I keep the shades closed, and usually have a fan blowing to keep a breeze going. I am part of a whole culture of people working nights, and we tend to start to party when everyone is going to bed or already asleep. Lastly, I've seen more sunrises when going to bed then when waking up, and there is no problem for me with that.
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• Pasay, Philippines
11 Mar 12
That is my problem in my case in terms of our bedroom. On how to prevent that being too hot even if I am not opening my air con.
@prinzcy (33147)
• Malaysia
11 Mar 12
Back when I was working at a factory, I used to work on graveyard shifts. Graveyard shifts for me meant lots of caffeine. I remembered drinking a cup of coffee during each break and eat a lot too. It probably 2 or 3 in the morning but I need energy to work. When I returned back to the hostel I slept like a log. But I only managed to sleep for a few hours, despite how dark my room was. It seemed like my body refused to accept the changes.
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• Pasay, Philippines
12 Mar 12
So what do you work before in a factory? How come you need to work in graveyard?
@prinzcy (33147)
• Malaysia
12 Mar 12
That factory operated 24 hours. The shift start from 8 to 8. One need to work for 12 hours for each of their working days. We could either work 4 days and rest for another 3 for the day shift during the first week, then work 3 days and rest for another 4 days for the night shift during the second week or the other way around.
@cherriefic (10323)
• Philippines
9 Jan 16
I've been working on graveyard shift for a few years now since I work for a BPO company. It's fine if you have a well ventilated room and you have a quiet neighborhood. But I guess you will not even think about that when you're very tired and sleepy.
@asliah (11138)
• Philippines
1 Oct 12
hi, actually i have experienced this before when i worked at toll gate here in our country and my shift is night or the graveyard,i was thankful because we had a 1 hour to sleep during that time.and when i came home to my boarding house i just sleep for the whole day and woke up in the 6 in the evening.