Post # 1
So I am new to wedding bee, and this is my first post. I am a pediatric nurse and work 12 hour rotating shifts (7a-7p or 7p-7a). When I am on nights, my body does not handle it so well, and even though I am exhausted, I can’t sleep but for about 4 hours during the day. Do yall have any tricks/tips/advice on how to increase hours of sleep in this situation? I am going to start grad school in August on top of working and am getting married in November, and I don’t want to look/feel like a zombie. Please help!
Post # 3
tylenol pm? or some benadryl. that stuff will knock me out for a few hours.
bless your heart, you are a hard worker!
Post # 4
Sleepy time tea. It works wonders!
Post # 5
Keep your bedroom totally dark. I bought a blackout roller shade to put behind my regular curtains.
Even go to the extent of placing a box or basket upside down over the digital display on the clock radio or telephone.
Do not drink anything with caffeine on your work days. I used to think caffeine didn’t keep me awake until I stopped drinking it.
Try using white noise to mask other sounds- a radio on very low, a fan or air filter or an actual white noise machine.
Turn off the phones.
Post # 6
Thanks, yall! Some of those I have tried (blackout shades are def the best!), and I forgot to say that benadryl has the opposite effect on me, so it makes my heart race. Ha, weird, I know. I’ve never heard of sleepy time tea though! I will definitely try that!