Sleeping tips for Preloaders

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by tomixx1199, May 5, 2016.

  1. tomixx1199

    tomixx1199 New Member

    Haven't really seen a post about this, but for those of us working 4-8 am, What kind of tips do you have for getting a good night's rest?

    Personally I end up with 5 hours of sleep before work and a nap afterwards. During peak when start time is around midnight, I stay up throughout all night between Saturday and Sunday. Then sleep for most of the day.

    Sarcasm and sass is welcome.
  2. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    Make a habit of getting to bed by 7:30.
  3. Peppermint Patty

    Peppermint Patty Cardboard Pusher

    If your getting 5-6 hours of sleep a night when working prleoad your doing pretty good. Majority of preloaders work a second job I always did so never much down time. My advice to you is sleep when you can. Best bet is to put yourself on a schedule no matter how weird of a sleep schedule it is stick to it and you will fell better throughout your day.
  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Lay down and close your eyes.
  5. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    " my advice to you is start drinking heavily."
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  6. Scottyhawk

    Scottyhawk What is it? A brown box. Duh

    When I worked preload our start time was 230 or 3 am. Ear plugs and an eye mask did wonders, especially during the summer.
  7. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Guys it's Thursday night, my bed time isn't till 9 on Thursday nights
  8. Peppermint Patty

    Peppermint Patty Cardboard Pusher

    Wow you stay up till 9?
  9. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Wash down some sleeping pills with some booze at bedtime?
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  10. Peppermint Patty

    Peppermint Patty Cardboard Pusher

    Ya sleeping pills can always help
  11. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    Everyone is different. When I was in my late teens/early 20s I would stay up all night, work, then go to bed. Throughout my 20s and into my early 30s I would generally nap twice a day.
  12. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    When I was in college I would go to bed around 11 and get up around 330, then when I was done with work and classes for the day take a 2 hour nap. It meant I could function when it came to do my homework and study. It sucks sleeping in the middle of the day, but I've always been a bit of a night owl. Tough to switch to going to bed at 8 or 9.
  13. opey

    opey Member

    Rub one out.
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  14. opey

    opey Member

    personally I cant do sleeping pills if its going to be a short sleep, i wake up groggy as all hell, kind of a hangover feeling. needs to be minimum 8 hours sleep
  15. Peppermint Patty

    Peppermint Patty Cardboard Pusher

    There was a pt sup here who spilt his sleep 1030 to 230 twice a day it worked for him for about a.decade. when I started in my early 20s I could get by with 3 or 4 houra for the day now I need at least six to get thru the grueling days. We are all different its a crapy schedule to ever find a pattern to sleep healthy
  16. opey

    opey Member

    yea when you're under 25, you can function on 4 or 5 hours sleep a day. not so much once you hit your 30's
  17. Peppermint Patty

    Peppermint Patty Cardboard Pusher

    Especially with this job your body ages so differently than an office 9to 5 gig.
  18. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    All those years of four-hour nights in your 20's is how you end up overweight with diabetes and high blood pressure in your 30's.
  19. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    Pulling one off before I go to bed always gets me tired.
  20. Scottyhawk

    Scottyhawk What is it? A brown box. Duh

    I am Irish so not enough work to tire me out