I am not a physician, nor do I work overnight shifts, however ... I used to have trouble sleeping. Recently I got into guided meditation through my iPhone and it works like a charm, every time. Typically they time out after 30 minutes, but I am out for the night (or day in your case). It helps with both working on what ever has been on my mind and sleeping, all in one.
Best of luck!
On Aug 19, 2014, at 2:32 PM, Doug Ross <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> PEM colleagues, I need your help. I have a terrible time getting to sleep after evening shifts and on days that I don't work. I sleep very well after overnight shifts, but I don't want to make that my permanent shift. I've seen 3 different sleep specialists and I think I've tried every sleep med there is, but have quickly developed tolerance to all of them. I've seen a behavioral sleep medicine specialist and she told me to find a new career. I have blackout shades, my bedroom is cool and quiet, I don't have a TV in the room, no pets, and I only drink caffeine before an overnight shift.
> Does anyone have any ideas/tips/experiences that they can share?
> Thanks in advance!
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