It was difficult. I used to have trouble adjusting to working the early shift when it was five a.m. to one p.m.; it was moved to a three a.m. start some years back and has been trouble for me every time I have to fill in for the techs who usually work it.
Even using the weekend to gradually change my hours didn't help much. I was muzzy when I woke, staggered through getting ready, managed to be fairly alert for the trip in and for about the first hour and a half of my shift, then I'd just run out of energy. More than once, I woke up face-down on my desk, just slumped forward in my chair. Yesterday, it was a struggle to stay awake while walking.
Need to do a better job moving my body clock the next time I work this shift. I've slacked off on the vitamin B and some of that might have helped, too.
He Worked On A Starship
2 months ago