What should my sleep schedule look like for my new shift hours?

I’m starting a 7 PM-3 AM shift (first ever time working past midnight) but don’t know what time is best for my body to fall asleep to prepare me for my workday. I usually fall asleep around 3 or 4 AM on a typical night so sleeping super late isn’t an issue for me.

2 Answers

  • 5 months ago
    Best answer

    It really depends on whether you want to treat this schedule as kind of an upside down schedule or if you want to try to have more "daylight time". You also need to figure out if you can go to sleep immediately when you get home or if you need time to decompress and eat. The key is that you should aim for 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. That could be 4 AM-noon or it could be 7 AM - 3 PM.

  • 5 months ago

    When I worked that shift I would get in bed between 7 AM - 8 AM and then get up at 3 PM - 4 PM.

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