effin night shift.....

  • rnch

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    Dec 05, 2010 2:46 PM GMT
    my bf loves his RN night shift (7pm to 7 am) in the ICU. on his off nights he's awake and chirpy (and horny) at 3 to 5 am.

    i work the 4 pm to midnight shift. by 3 or 4 am i'm more than ready to pass out and sleep for 7 hours.

    anyone else have "shift-itus"?
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    Dec 05, 2010 6:20 PM GMT
    BF and I both work in auto industry, At times getting bounced around on different shifts. It messes with your body clock. So yeah, I feel for you icon_smile.gif
  • KinesiologyMa...

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    Dec 05, 2010 6:44 PM GMT
    Yes my boyfriend is a CP at a hospital on the night shift
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    Dec 05, 2010 6:47 PM GMT
    I LOVE working swing shift. But my partner doesn't like it so much, and with the kids, it makes it really hard on him. Fortunately, I'm in a job that I can choose what shift I work every day. So, I work swing shift only twice a week.
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    Dec 06, 2010 3:49 AM GMT
    I work nightsicon_sad.gif 13-13-12 or sometimes 16-16-12, and I haven't gotten a real day off since Augusticon_sad.gif

    In ten days I will have my much needed break to finally just be .. . me.

    I'm really looking forward to changing my shifts or quitting, but my bills get in the way.
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    Dec 06, 2010 3:51 AM GMT
    I work days (on call from sun-up to sundown), yet still manage to be most lively between midnight and 5am. When the sun is out, even if I'm enjoying myself, I'm still groggy. I guess I was just born to be nocturnal.
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    Dec 06, 2010 3:53 AM GMT
    Yeah, switching shifts is not healthy in fact, studies have shown
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    Dec 06, 2010 3:57 AM GMT
    My partner and I often have mismatched work schedules. I try to look on the bright side - it gives me some "me" time when he works late. icon_cool.gif
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    Dec 06, 2010 3:59 AM GMT
    I work from 3:30pm to 12am and it's a hassle. I try to stay up to 3am and sleep to 8:30am but I'm usally feeling very zombie like by 1am.

    Also add onto that I have to provide physical training assistance to a few Airmen who cannot pass a Physical Readiness test. So I'm I get shift-itus from time to time and wonder when the mundane weeks will end.

    amar_m saidYeah, switching shifts is not healthy in fact, studies have shown


    There's a name for it, I think it's called something like shift workers disorder or something. Basically you have trouble adjusting back and forwards to changes in time.

    I expirience this when I have a medical appointment at 6am. Ugh!
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    Dec 06, 2010 4:34 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI work days (on call from sun-up to sundown), yet still manage to be most lively between midnight and 5am. When the sun is out, even if I'm enjoying myself, I'm still groggy. I guess I was just born to be nocturnal.


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