Best job schedule

Posted by pepsi97 @pepsi97, Dec 10, 2020

I need your opinion on how I choose to work so that my sleep and eat schedule won't be badly ruined. I have two options:

-to work first shift (6:30am – 3:00pm) and to get up EVERYDAY except Sunday at 4:30am and struggle to go to bed early even through I hardly fall asleep before 9:30-10pm

-to work second shift (2:30pm – 9:30pm), get home at 10pm, eat a light meal at 10:15pm (some bananas), go to bed at 12am and try to sleep as long as I can even through in the summer the sun wakes me up too early.

What would you choose? Why?

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I would choose the first option or working the first shift. I have worked second shifts before for over 2 years and have found no matter how you try to rearrange
it you cannot alter the fact your body is use to a first shift timeframe and everyone else is functioning on that level too. I choose this second shift because I felt I could work with it better but found my bodies clock just didn't let that happen. Another suggestion I would make which you might already be doing is try to find routines to help signal to your body it is time to sleep. I found the hot milk and cocoa worked for me. Plus a warm bath before going to bed and no t.v. right before bed. Good luck.

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Do you have children or are you married. That makes a difference.

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What kind of work and work environment.

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@mwsa1945

Do you have children or are you married. That makes a difference.

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No, I am 23. I live with my parents and I am single at this moment.

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@mwsa1945

What kind of work and work environment.

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I label products, it's an activity that uses less psyhical effort.

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I would choose 2nd shift so I would have more of a social life on the weekends. I worked 3rd but never got used to the hours. Second was more tolerable to my life and sleep schedule. When I got home I ate a normal dinner and stayed up for several hours and went to bed about 1-2, up at 10-11. I worked in photo finishing before digital before I got out of college and got a first shift job.

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@mwsa1945

I would choose 2nd shift so I would have more of a social life on the weekends. I worked 3rd but never got used to the hours. Second was more tolerable to my life and sleep schedule. When I got home I ate a normal dinner and stayed up for several hours and went to bed about 1-2, up at 10-11. I worked in photo finishing before digital before I got out of college and got a first shift job.

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So I guess if I choose the second shift I would need to sleep during the day too?

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@pepsi97

So I guess if I choose the second shift I would need to sleep during the day too?

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Not necessarily. You’ll have to see if you need it. If your job is not a physical one I think 7- 9 hours should be enough at your age.

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@pepsi97

So I guess if I choose the second shift I would need to sleep during the day too?

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Make sure you’re getting a balanced diet with proper nutrients as that affects sleep quality.

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@mwsa1945

Make sure you’re getting a balanced diet with proper nutrients as that affects sleep quality.

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I do make my best. I make sure I eat enoguh before work, I have lunch at 4pm at work then I eat a small lgiht food at 10pm when I get home.

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