A columnist for The Times Leader in Pennsylvania outlines the difficulties of shift work.
Doing that kind of yo-yoing with your sleep does weird things to your body.
For instance, I am ready to slam back a Red Bull by 9:30 in the morning and by 10:30, I am ready for lunch.
It is also weird that as noon draws near, and most people are getting ready for lunch, I am looking ahead to soon leaving.
It is great that I get to be home with my wife for dinner, but now I get to bed around 8:30 p.m., my bedtime when my age was in the single digits!
At my age (closing in on 53), these kinds of adjustments do not come easily. I have as much capacity to bounce back as a deflated basketball.
I lose track of what day it is; time becomes a blur; and focusing on details on the job requires even more concentration, which, you guessed it, makes me even more tired.
I need a steady flow of coffee to keep me from face-planting into my keyboard.
Read the whole story at www.timesleader.com