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tips for sleeping during the day

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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
ive got 2 weeks of night shifts coming up and with it being school holidays and having 4 lads living next door with no consideration for other people, i was wondering what other people do to sleep during the day? i have earplugs but they are uncomfortable and blackout blinds but to be fair they dont completely black out the room and i find it hard sleeping when its light. i need help! please!
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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
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#1
6 cans of kronenbourg works a treat for me!
#2
earplugs and blindfold for you not the lads next door
#3
Awww i feel for ya,no advice tho lol

I said to my nephew tonight i'm gald i don't live next door to you,he's so loud 24/7 !
#4
I work nights most of the time & the only advice I can really give is block out as much light as possible I know you have said you have black out blinds but try a sleeping mask? & you can also get different types of earplugs which help, you can even get some that mold to the shape of your ear :)
#5
livingthelife07
I work nights most of the time & the only advice I can really give is block out as much light as possible I know you have said you have black out blinds but try a sleeping mask? & you can also get different types of earplugs which help, you can even get some that mold to the shape of your ear :)

arent masks uncomfortable? i dont like to have anything over my face when i sleep
#6
donna-lou
livingthelife07
I work nights most of the time & the only advice I can really give is block out as much light as possible I know you have said you have black out blinds but try a sleeping mask? & you can also get different types of earplugs which help, you can even get some that mold to the shape of your ear :)


arent masks uncomfortable? i dont like to have anything over my face when i sleep

They can be, but I guess I've got used to it :)
I actually have blackout blinds & mine do let some light in still so I have a pair of curtains at the window also which helps a lot

Edited By: livingthelife07 on Aug 10, 2010 23:25: Extra information
#7
Blackout blinds are great and don't cost too much, for example I got a roller one which is 122 cms wide x 170ish cms long one from John Lewis for £33 delivered which I thought wasn't bad, and probably available cheaper elsewhere. Good choice of colours too.

Edited By: sickly sweet on Aug 10, 2010 23:27: typo
#8
livingthelife07
donna-lou
livingthelife07
I work nights most of the time & the only advice I can really give is block out as much light as possible I know you have said you have black out blinds but try a sleeping mask? & you can also get different types of earplugs which help, you can even get some that mold to the shape of your ear :)
arent masks uncomfortable? i dont like to have anything over my face when i sleep
They can be, but I guess I've got used to it :)

once i tried sleeping with a pair of black knickers on my head covering my eyes haha. might try the mask i know my mam has one i could pinch off her
#9
my hubby snores...loads...and in the summer its bearable as i sleep with the fan next to my bed. even when its cold i wack it on full and turn the fan away from me. the sound of the fan is bearable and drowns the mad snoring. try getting used to it wit the fan on low setting then getting used to it being on a high setting. should help
banned#10
I don't think I could work nights because I would be useless at sleeping during the day.

I love gardening and sunshine.
banned#11
Can you not stay at your bf's?
#12
whatsThePoint
Get a waterbed, so relaxing you'll fall asleep withing minutes anytime of day

ive ordered a new bed with a memory foam mattress. hopefully it will come next week :)
#13
DLM
Can you not stay at your bf's?

nah cos hes off the first week and i couldnt sleep knowing he was up, and the second week i think his housemate might be off.

im one of these people who likes my own bed anyway
#14
do herbal remedies work? maybe not sleeping tablets as such but maybe something just to help relax?
#15
are they not at school? or are they older? i always found when i did nightshift which wasnt often the least wee thing would wake me and we are in a quiet culdesac!
#16
[quote=DLM]I don't think I could work nights because I would be useless at sleeping during the day.I love gardening and sunshine.[/quote]

so !!! and so may op, but its not a matter of choice is it ? its her job !:p

Sorry no other tips to add than the above i'm afraid , good luck (_;)
#17
the oldest is 12 or 13, its the school holidays so theyre running riot during the day
#18
i really feel 4 u. I work nites 2 (am here now infact) but i do every other nite as i got my kids at home still so cant sleep until the following nite. It makes u miserable as hell - i feel 4 my kids really lol. I suggest u unplug ur fone 2 x
#19
hannah19790
i really feel 4 u. I work nites 2 (am here now infact) but i do every other nite as i got my kids at home still so cant sleep until the following nite. It makes u miserable as hell - i feel 4 my kids really lol. I suggest u unplug ur fone 2 x

well ive got 4 nights in, 1 off followed by another 4 in and theyre all 12 hour shifts. talk about hardcore haha
#20
blimey. Gd 2 c theyre easing u in gently! Lol
#21
I can get to sleep anytime lol day or night 15 mins in bed and i can be sleeping. As a student you learn to utilise the power nap very effinceintly :D

Dont suppose that helps much does it lol

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#22
Definitely alcohol before you go to bed. Knocks me out everytime.
#23
what are you actually doing at work? i locked myself in a classroom last week and slept from 7.50 - 2.45pm so only had to do another hour and 45mins, maybe try the same if you can??

im the same as micoo, i can sleep anywhere at any time.
#24
Stay wake all night.
#25
Night Nurse is a good one. It always knocks me out......any time of the day and my shifts are everywhere!
Im not saying start downing bottles of it, but boy does the stuff work!!
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DLM
I don't think I could work nights because I would be useless at sleeping during the day.

I love gardening and sunshine.


o rly?
#27
try a cpl of co-codamol :) only 2 mind! lol
#28
Calms natural sleeping tablets are amazing! I work nights and these are the only thing that knock me out within 20 mins.... Don't use nytol though! They don't work, placebo cr*p :)
#29
Djnino
Calms natural sleeping tablets are amazing! I work nights and these are the only thing that knock me out within 20 mins.... Don't use nytol though! They don't work, placebo cr*p :)


Oh and I also work 6 days a week, 14 hour shifts with 2 hours driving there and back... So it's essential that I can fall asleep when I get home. as I need every second I can get, I only have one week left in this job after 4 years... I can't wait to have a normal life again :D
#30
what do you do? and who do you work for?
#31
let me come over & talk to you. you will be asleep in 2mins.
#32
username123
let me come over & talk to you. you will be asleep in 2mins.
but will she stay asleep? :) sometimes its alright getting off its staying there!
#33
watch jeremy kyle

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#34
username123
let me come over & talk to you. you will be asleep in 2mins.


Sounds very dodgy, im reading between the lines ........ you want to come over the op , then talk after spiking her drink
#35
Alcohol is not the way it'll get you asleep the effects only last a few hours and you'll soon be awake (needing the loo more than anything).
I did nights for nearly 20 years on and off, expensive ear plugs will be more comfortable than cheap ones although they're never that comfortable to sleep with and I'd put a sock over my eyes (clean :D ) I always woke up at 10am but stay in bed you'll usually fall asleep again.
If you're anything like me it won't matter how much sleep you get you'll still feel rubbish (like a hangover) while you're on nights.
Another thing that made a bit of difference for me was not eat too much on nights.
banned#36
blackout curtains ftw

blinds let too much light in, curtains let none through if fitted correctly
banned#37
We've got black out curtains but they do let in a bit of light at the top. Otherwise i wear a mask. I live in a 1930's house so noise from next door isn't a problem.
#38
If you do propper graft, you will be ready to sleep after a 12 hour shift.
banned#39
duble whisky m8 right b4 u sleep
#40
Could you go round and ask them to try and be a little more considerate to your circumstances

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