A bit of a downer that podcast .I am a nurse in ICU I work nights every second week I also have study that I am required to do for work. I have a young family which brings its own challenges to sleep and my wife also works and studies. There is not much I can change, I like my job and rotating roster is just part of it. I don’t sleep well on night duty 3-4 hours. There really was nothing I could take away from this podcast to help me sleep better in fact I found him a bit condescending my overall take way message is I am f#?d . Not much positive strategies here
Well this makes sense, I hope. I run a magazine and when it comes to deadline every month, like the past few days, no matter how organised I am I have to work into the early hours of the morning. The last few I went to bed at 8am, tried to sleep but only got 3 hours per night … I mean day …(too hyper thinking of what else needs to be done) and on top of that the last night I went to bed at , got up at 8am to take it to the printers and then work a double shift at my other job. Believe me, it’s like you’re regressing into someone who can barely think, just don’t try and work out math when you’re existing 2 hours sleep. Last night, aside from being the most cranky, unreasonable person alive, I fell asleep for about 30 mins twice before bed and then went to sleep around 11pm … AND DIDN’T WAKE UP UNTIL TODAY! Mind you I feel great, but anything would feel great compared to the last few days. That is the most sleep I have had all at once for years. I hope that doesn’t mess any pattern up for me, I did still go to bed at my usual time… just didn’t expect to wake up in the afternoon the following day. I’m used to pulling all nighters with uni as well… so between all three things I would have an impressive sleep debt!