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    Who Here works Nights?

    Just curious.


    I just started a position at a lab that works around the clock...and I am the overnight operational manager.


    I have the most trouble sleeping during the day.

    Anyone have any good suggestions/making working overnight fun?


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    Re: Who Here works Nights?

    Depends on what you can do...


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    Re: Who Here works Nights?

    i work 3rd periodically (like this week). i take sleeping pills and have a thick blanket over my windows in my bedroom. it helps but of course they are working on the street right outside my place.

    i entertain myself with CF, hulu, games.


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    Re: Who Here works Nights?

    Palmer, bring a book, set up some pranks for the day shifters, I suggest vaseline, I'm writing the great american novel as we speak. Good luck in the graveyard.


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    Re: Who Here works Nights?

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    Re: Who Here works Nights?

    [QUOTE=CycloneNick;1899805]
    I used to work a 3 shift rotation and the night shift was always the worst to recover from. Like said above I think the main thing is to shut off all light from your room. Turn on a fan so you do'nt hear outside noise and you'll be fine.



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    Re: Who Here works Nights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneNick View Post
    I used to work a 3 shift rotation and the night shift was always the worst to recover from. Like said above I think the main thing is to shut off all light from your room. Turn on a fan so you do'nt hear outside noise and you'll be fine.

    the hardest part is transitioning from 3rd back to 1st. where i work, its monday night thru saturday morning. always a tough decision sat a.m. whether to stay up or sleep(especially now wit hfootball season and 11 a.m. kickoffs)


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    Re: Who Here works Nights?

    Wow.....quite a few work the vampire shift.

    The worst time of the night is between 3 and 4 am.

    sucks.


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    Re: Who Here works Nights?

    I work rotating shifts, days and nights.... 12.5-13 hours at a time. As you can imagine, it's even tougher than straight nights, when flipping back and forth. You just have to remove all noise if possible, although some guys find it good to have some white noise to help them block out noises from outside their homes. A fan, A/C unit, etc... seems to do the trick.

    If you have a finished basement, that works well to have a basement bedroom that is fairly well insulated from noise. Make sure your phone is not where you can here it or turn off the ringer. Get a sleep aid from your doctor or use an over the counter one if you want. I have to avoid them as I work in a nuke plant and the NRC thinks you have a health issue if you're on sleep-aids of any kind. Of course the guys working for the NRC never tried flipping back and forth, nights to days and working 12.5-13 hours straight.

    I am building a new house in the very near future and we're going to insulate all the bedroom walls and use sound-deadening sheetrock in the master BR. There is no substitute for sufficient sleepy time.




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    Re: Who Here works Nights?

    Lunch at 4 a.m., can't beat it! I had a hard time sleeping, then I got a part-time job in the mornings after my real job, so now, no problem.


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    Re: Who Here works Nights?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbahotep View Post
    Lunch at 4 a.m., can't beat it! I had a hard time sleeping, then I got a part-time job in the mornings after my real job, so now, no problem.

    Yes.

    Little Ceasers Pizza in the wee hours is not so special.


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    Re: Who Here works Nights?

    Set a sleep routine, and arrange it with the family so they understand that it's actually bedtime.

    Having some semblance of a routine was the only way I survived my 4+ years of nights. I am so glad that's over.


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    Re: Who Here works Nights?

    I worked nights for about 17 years. I pretty much could switch from days to nights without even thinking. To this day I still have trouble sleeping at night.


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    Re: Who Here works Nights?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones_R_GR8 View Post
    I worked nights for about 17 years. I pretty much could switch from days to nights without even thinking. To this day I still have trouble sleeping at night.
    As someone who is not a night person and dragged for the last four years, I salute you. That is something I could not do.


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    I work 9pm to 7am. I stay awake at night on my days off so that my body doesn't get back into "sleep at night" mode. I have been working nights for 7 years now and wouldn't change to day hours if they begged me too.



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