@chienfou I once worked 2 doubles 2 days in a row (3-11 and 11-7 and I almost never in my life stayed up all night). That was when I was a sign in clerk in the ER many years ago. I was beyond beat by the end of the second double. I concluded I’d suck at night shift and was thankful I was bounced between the other two shifts. Actually thinking about it one summer I did get stuck with 2 weeks of nights. I don’t think I ever got enough sleep and dragged my butt through the entire two weeks exhausted. I guess one eventually adapts but I wasn’t doing it long enough to do so.
@Kidsandliz yeah, I am past the age where doing consecutive doubles is a good idea. The money is great, but it takes a toll on my body trying to stay awake that second night.
I have been in a position where I worked straight nights for an extended period and I found that what worked best for me was to go home, hit the sack, sleep for about 3-4 hours, get up and do some stuff, then go back to bed about 1700-1800 so I could sleep another 4 hours before I got up, showered and hit the road for work.