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 [emoji23]
     
  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