Erratic Sleep Schedule

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Lone Wolf's Comment
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I've been reading up on how truckers have an unsettling sleep schedule and I've also listened to a few shows on Road Dog about this topic.

Well, I am in the very same boat. I work as a radio technician by day then, on weekends and sometimes during the week I'm working overnight as an security guard. I feel the pain trying to get decent rest even much so when I am the type of guy that will wake up to the sound of a leaf falling off a tree.

I'm in excellent health. There's literally nothing wrong with me other than I work up to 100 hours a week and I am constantly wired. Sure, I get tired at times and sometimes I fall right out until I get woke up and then there's no getting back to sleep. Sometimes I sleep perfectly.

I know that trucking isn't anywhere close to the hours I currently work because, that would be downright illegal. My question is... What's the sleep cycle like for a trucker when there's so much down time before your next shift?

Thanks!

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Once the stress of working a 100 hours a week goes away you just might find your sleeping ability increases, day or night.

JakeBreak's Comment
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It really depends on the load. I've had loads that were really tight where I needed to go to sleep right away so I could be up and ready to go at the end of 10 hrs and I've had other loads where I could take a 14 hr break and still deliver on time. There's also times where a break might be cut short or you might have to stay up late because they are fixing your truck. It all depends which is why everyone says there is no set schedule.

Lone Wolf's Comment
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Once the stress of working a 100 hours a week goes away you just might find your sleeping ability increases, day or night.

Thanks!

I think so too! My biggest hobby is gaming and I never have any time for it except after work. I am so wired that going to sleep is not an option. I just want to play my game! My boss'es will often say, "Go home, Go straight to bed!" "Need you for another 12 hours in the next 5 hours!"

This really isn't a healthy lifestyle...

LittleIm M.'s Comment
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Once the stress of working a 100 hours a week goes away you just might find your sleeping ability increases, day or night.

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Thanks!

I think so too! My biggest hobby is gaming and I never have any time for it except after work. I am so wired that going to sleep is not an option. I just want to play my game! My boss'es will often say, "Go home, Go straight to bed!" "Need you for another 12 hours in the next 5 hours!"

This really isn't a healthy lifestyle...

Great post. It was much needed. Love your simplistic style of explanation. :)

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Once the stress of working a 100 hours a week goes away you just might find your sleeping ability increases, day or night.

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Thanks!

I think so too! My biggest hobby is gaming and I never have any time for it except after work. I am so wired that going to sleep is not an option. I just want to play my game! My boss'es will often say, "Go home, Go straight to bed!" "Need you for another 12 hours in the next 5 hours!"

This really isn't a healthy lifestyle...

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Great post. It was much needed. Love your simplistic style of explanation. :)

Welcome to Trucking Truth, Littlem M. ~!!

Start your OWN thread, and introduce yourself around these parts; we don't bite! Just here to share knowledge and guide aspiring persons, into this career choice . . . all along the way.

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~ Anne ~

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I bite sometimes. 😂

Welcome to TT

LittleIm M.'s Comment
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Once the stress of working a 100 hours a week goes away you just might find your sleeping ability increases, day or night.

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Thanks!

I think so too! My biggest hobby is gaming and I never have any time for it except after work. I am so wired that going to sleep is not an option. I just want to play my game! My boss'es will often say, "Go home, Go straight to bed!" "Need you for another 12 hours in the next 5 hours!"

This really isn't a healthy lifestyle...

Thank you for the explanation. It is clear for me.

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