Night Shift

When I first began night shift a couple years ago, I frantically searched the web for ANYTHING–any blogs or websites that would give me advice or a heads up of what to do or what to expect.  Hell, I probably would have rubbed butter on my forehead and spun around in circles 5 times before every shift if a website said so.  But, I was disheartened to find nothing.  This was the reason I wanted to begin this blog.  I want to be able to share my experience and my advice with fellow night shifters.

Keep in mind, I STILL struggle every so often.  There are nights I go to work running on only 2-4 hours of sleep after tossing and turning in bed all day.  

That being said,  I do not have the secret answer to become a night shift conqueror, but I have learned things based on experience that I hope will help. They have helped me to lessen the struggle and continue to have the energy and motivation to work out 5-6 days a week while consuming a proper and balanced nutrition.

Blog posts:

My Advice for Surviving the Night Shift

Night Shift and Sleep

Night Shift and Workouts

Night Shift and Meal Timing

2 thoughts on “Night Shift

  1. Hi Rachel, I’m an RN in Adelaide, Australia. Thank you for your blog and i’m also a night shift nurse. I’ve been hunting for an answer to juggling sleep, food prep a relationships and workouts – and failing. Thank you for giving me the answers! We work 10 hour nights here form 9pm – 7.15am. So i can easily incorporate your schedule and tweaking it to suit me. Thank you again and I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


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