(Closed) Rotating Shifts

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 2
9527 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I worked grave for a while and frankly, it sucks. I could not get used to it. I would be exhausted but mentally awake and unable to sleep. I started taking zzzquil to atleast sleep a few hours. As for rotating shifts, I have done that as well but my body eventually adjusted a bit. I have a hard time falling asleep but always wake up an hour before the alarm. 

Post # 3
1223 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’ve never worked the schedule you are listing, but my schedule has no rhythm/pattern so I can relate somewhat.  Here’s how I would manage the schedule you are listing

7a-3p – go to work, come home, eat, gym, sleep.  Sleep as late as I want the next morning.  Go to the gym late morning. Shower. Do food prep/housework.  Go to work 3p-11p.  

The next morning I’d wake myself up around 8:30 AM.  I’d go to the gym, come home, clean up/cook/read.  Take a nap starting around 4pm or 5pm with an alarm set for 9 PM. Wake up at 9 PM. Make coffee, eat a light dinner. Shower. Go to work.  Work 11p-7a.  Come home and eat a decent breakfast.  Maybe have a beer or bloody mary with breakfast (I consider it my equivalent of happy hour).  Sleep 7a-1 pm.  Wake up around 1 or 2. Get up, do laundry, eat.  Go to the gym (this is key!), eat dinner. Go to bed when I get tired (which is usually quite early – 8 or 9 PM).  If I can fall asleep that early, I’m pretty golden and will be awake and rested by 7 AM the next morning.

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