Day Shift Challenges
Nurses working the day shift are not fighting their circadian clock as much as night shift workers. However, there are still several challenges.
- Early start times and long commutes may require you to get up very early, possibly before your circadian rhythms begin alerting you, so you may have difficulty waking up.
- You may also be more vulnerable to safety risks due to drowsy driving.
- You may have a dip in your alertness and be sleepy for an hour or two in the afternoon.
- It is tempting to stay up late in the evening and skimp on sleep, even when you have to get up early to go to work.