To tired to work but not enough to sleep

Submitted by Homina on Wed, 2012-01-04 20:09

For Some reason I sleep well after working a swing shift 6pm to 2 AM

On my days off I can't sleep  well becase I am not on my working schedule.

I was thinking of just staying up after the last night of work and going to sleep at a normal time later that day But I'm bone tired

So I end up the next few days staying  up untill very late just laying there because I'm still fatigued  and finally falling asleep at 5 AM  or so and getting CRAPPY SLEEP

Is this making sense?

I am looking for suggestions on how to adjust to the schedule change with this damn illness

And I want the chance to say CRAPPY






My long comment just got sent into the ether somehow! 

I think I asked if you are taking melatonin and/or LDN.  I know I took melatonin, but don't remember details.  Someone else may.  Reading in bed is good for me, now that I am past the bad part.  I also took LDN.  As I remember, both (?) must be right at bedtime.


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I don't use LDN but I can try it

Does it make you sleepy?

I don't think reading will help usually to fatigued for that




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When I worked first shift (midnight til eight a.m.), I was told by those who'd 'been there and done that' to stay on the same schedule, no matter what.  Eat breakfast at ten at night, be awake most of the night, go to sleep around two p.m., sleep til ten p.m., and do it all over again.  Their advice was to NOT vary the schedule by more than two hours.

If you really can't, or won't, do that, you are simply going to have sleep disorders, so you can resign yourself to always feeling sleep-deprived.  Melatonin supplementation will help you a bit, to get to sleep, but it won't solve the problem.  Our bodies CRAVE reliable sleep patterns.

As an aside, shift work is what pushed my body over the edge into MS.  I spent about a year without being in the sunshine more than once or twice.  I also stopped taking vitamins right about the same time.  The result was virtually no intake of vitamin D.  I've paid dearly for that omission.  Make sure you're keeping your D3 levels up, if you're sleeping during the day.

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