Yup. I worked one place where most of us had 4 days on, 2 days off, on a particular shift.My sleep pattern has been fucked up for decades. I spent many years working third shift, swing shifts. I go to bed on time but going to sleep is very much an issue as the demented hamsters in my brain start running on their wheel.
But, then left to your own devices, you would have a regular sleep pattern, right?I worked 3rd shift for decades. I can tell you for sure people do eat to stay awake. Personally I don't blame any of my fat on the night shift. I have always preferred being up late and I will do anything to avoid morning and alarm clocks. Left to my own devices I have found that I will usually sleep from 2 or 3am till 10am.
I agree with you completely. I always though the rotating shift thing was the worst!But, then left to your own devices, you would have a regular sleep pattern, right?
I think the bouncing around is what hurts. When MrSue and I were young and MiniSue was pre-school age, we mostly lived HIS work schedule. But then, the damned kid was school age, “day shift,” and he was still “swing shift” and I got crazy trying to exist on both schedules at the same time.