View Full Version : well.... 2 days down... not dead yet.
06-27-2006, 12:17 PM
Just started doing night shift on sunday and I'm already oversleeping and missing out on computer time. :rolleyes:
Worked till 0200 both nights now, might do it again tonight.... get more :spyder: money.
Wouldn't be so bad getting home at 0230(after finally finding something to eat), if I didn't sleep till noon. Think I either need to build a coffin or cover my windows up again... that 6am sunlight is bright, never mind when I wake up again at noon :eek: :eek: :eek:
At least "my day" is from noon till 1500hrs, when I leave for work again.... not enough time to get into trouble with, and never enough time to surf the forums.
06-27-2006, 02:56 PM
Well, you're adjusting. Schedule variations are the worst. As soon as you adapt, you have to change.
As for the forum, you better act quick, Deacon is on your tail :p
06-27-2006, 07:31 PM
It is going to take awhile for your body to get adjusted to nights!!!! You WILL get adjusted, eventually.
06-27-2006, 10:00 PM
BLACKOUT your sleeping room windows. Get a "sunrise" machine for that room. Soundproof as possible that room 'cause some thoughtless people mow/trim/saw/hammer in the morning!!! Get even by mowing, trimming, and chainsawing, after you get off work around midnight. Tell the cops "they started it!"
A sunrise machine (system) is a lightbulb(s) on a timer with timer controlled variable output. All the better if "color"' of the light is proportional.
pre-sunrise color and intensity fading to...
sunrise color and intensity fading to...
post sunrise color and intensity blooming to...
full bright daylight correct output...
then your alarm clock goes off.
It will help force your subconcious to reset to "morning" each sleep cycle.
Never had one but sounds wonderful for a late 2nd shifter.
Google "sunrise (machine OR system)". I wish google had real boolean language queries. I could make my queries so precise I'd never get a result. ;)
Or you could just design a system. It'd be a cool project. Check out the storebought systems for ideas then go for it.
06-28-2006, 02:43 AM
The sleeping isn't a problem.... it's waking up to the sun coming full on.
I could sleep though quite a storm without waking up. Quite a few times I wake up and wonder what happened... like a couple weeks ago I crashed upstairs on the couch after supper, I was out for 3hrs... my niece kicked her soccerball and missed, hit the wall, just about broke her toe(even cracked the toenail in 1/2).... I woke up, my mother, sister and niece are all at the mediclinic, and I slept through quite an interesting event according to my father. I never even opened my eyes :D I go out like a light when I'm tired and I'm dead to the world for 3-4hrs.
slick: I could probably rig something up without too much hassle... Could probably make one with 4-5 timers sequenced as one-shots, firing off/on 4-5 different bulbs in sequence or ending with all on at once.
06-28-2006, 03:32 AM
Many years ago, I worked during the wee hours of the morning. I bought some black-out shades for the bedroom that kept things nice and dark. Still felt kind of funny waking up at 3 or 4 in the afternoon though. Never did quite get used to it.
06-28-2006, 03:53 AM
I have always worked days myself, except for a stint in retail at west marine, where i worked 4-midnight, got home, went to sleep, got up at 8 or so and usuallysat around until 4 again, or went to my other job.
When I worked on a shrimp boat in the gulf we worked at night. we'd get up at 3 pm, start fishing at 9, work until 10 am and hit the rack. then, back up at 3 and do it all over again. by the end of the first week, I would get up, and be tingling I was so tired. Everything was surreal between the hot sun in the afternoons, and the fatigue. My ears would be ringing. It was still better than west marine though :)
you'll adjust after a while. when I got in from shrimping a month later, I was a night person for a long time afterwards. :rolleyes:
06-28-2006, 10:24 AM
went to sleep somewhere around 0330 or 0345 today, woke up at 1000.
lets just say that I'll sleep well tonight.... no work thursday(holiday weekend, though they should have given us sunday off).
06-28-2006, 10:30 AM
After a year of being unemployed, I have been working shifts for about 8 weeks now.
5 days a week. Early shift is from 6 am 'till 2 pm, late shift from 2 pm 'till 10 pm and nights from 10 pm 'till 6 am with the weekends off.
It's only about 4 weeks that my body's slowly adjusting to this new scedule.
The first 4 weeks I was totally destroyed. :eek:
So you will get used to this Patrick ;)
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