I am a DAY person, that happens to work the NIGHT SHIFT. I have spoken with fellow workers, who mostly cannot get enough sleep during the day, and work sleep deprived all the time. I could NEVER work with out a decent amount of sleep.
Me, I have my rituals....I always have breakfast when I get home, and don't usually retire for about 2-3 hours after eating. I take 2 calcium tabs, and 1 magesium, also take valarian root for sleep, sometimes I will take a benadryl instead. When I sleep at night I take melatonin too, but not during the day.
THEN, I have my sleep mask, Can't tolerate the windows being darkened, as my brain keeps waking me, and wondering what time it is... so the mask works best. I do NOT usually use ear plugs, unless the dog next door is out and barking.
I get 6-7 hours of sleep before I work the next night.
- 11/2/2008 11:45:50 PM