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7 on (day shift) 7 off, 7 on (night shift),...?

7 on (day shift) 7 off, 7 on (night shift),...?  

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Author: emspilot who has done this   Date: 2/13/2020 3:57:55 PM  +5/-1   Show Orig. Msg (this window) Or  In New Window


Go to sleep the same time everyday or near it. On your off time try going to sleep at the same time you want to go to sleep while working. If that time is 1130 PM try going to sleep at 1130 or so at night. Get as much sleep on the night shift as you can. That means if you need to catch up on your sleep turn the lights off and go to bed at 9 PM. Maybe someone will think this is too early but too bad. Your sleep is more important, just don't make a big deal about it.

Sometimes people will say, hey, your suppose to be at work ready to go and you should be fully rested and not need to sleep. That's true to a point, but when that person goes home and it's just you there go to your quarters and sleep.

Oh yeah, and if you need to take a nap on your day shift, do it there as well. Too many people frown on sleeping/napping during the day. If you have the ability get 15 or 20 minutes of rest.

You know your body and mind better than anyone else, including your doctor or the nurses/medics you may fly with. If you need rest, rest. If you need to drink a coffee to wake up, drink a coffee, exercise if need be. Do what works for you, everyone is different.


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