Maggie1980, this is common for those of us who work the night shift. I've been doing this shift for about a year and a half, and my body still isn't used to it. From everything that I've read, and the people that I've talked to, they all say you will never be completely used to it. Your body produces certain chemicals during the day, and certain chemicals at night. Either telling you to be awake, or to be asleep. You're fighting with yourself, in a sense. Here are some tips: 1. Use black out curtains so it's dark in your bed room. 2. Make a schedule and stick to it. (same sleep time, same play time, etc) 3. Don't change your hours around on the weekends. 4. Make sure and get sunlight when you can. 5. Exercise. 6. If you have trouble sleeping during the day, buy some pills called "Melatonin". You can buy them OTC, and it's something your body naturally produces to tell you to sleep. Take 3mg.
Drinking coffee when going for your shift helps boost your energy levels, and so does drinking an energy drink. Force yourself to sleep when you aren't on shift. Check out more ways to boost your energy levels on women.webmd.com/features/10-energy-boosters.
Yo so check this.. it worked for me. what you do is take melatonin ( sleeping pills ) which works on you naturally. then i use ear plugs so i dont get disturbed and fall asleep. and i usually do an alnighter so im really tired so when i go to sleep i adjust to it