I'm in the middle of my third nightshift in a row, and my body is starting to feel it now.
Usually I have no problem sleeping during the day time, and in a way I find it more relaxing than sleeping at night. Sadly, because I've been on 'stand by' for shifts (i.e. I've said I'm available but the staff bank hasn't yet found me a ward) then work has been more than willing to ring me up in the middle of my sleep and book me onto a shift.
I know I can't really moan about it, since if they didn't ring me then I wouldn't have a shift, but it's really draining me now.
I can't get back to sleep after they've called, and it's cutting my sleep hours down by approximately a third.
Tomorrow (or rather today) I look forward to not getting up at lunchtime after 4 hours sleep.
I have the joy of a day at the outdoor activities centre on saturday (since it pays cash up front) and more voluntary work on Saturday night.
Very soon I will be exhausted. I can feel it creeping up on me now.
Sorry if this post doesn't make a lot of sense, but I think my brain is slowly leaking out of my ears.