Years ago, I had a brilliant idea of working on a night shift. I was young and careless then and a lot of people were into it. So to earn some cash and have something to do, I decided to try it out. Working on the night shift has its perks. You don’t have to deal with the heat of the sun on your way to work. You can breeze through the streets since there are no traffic jams.
As expected, it also has its negative effects. I always had the problem of falling asleep during the day. When I wake up, I feel tired even if I slept for a full eight hours. I also felt my skin drying up and my pores all big and conspicuous, not something I could continue ignoring. Disturbing. Another thing is that you don’t get to enjoy the usual things you do unlike before. You lose time with family and friends who are all working on the normal day shift. Social life becomes a thing of the past. Admit it, it gets boring if you hangout with colleagues 24/7.
With that experience, I decided to transfer to a day-shift job. At least now, I get to function like everybody else. It may have been a great experience but nothing beats the feeling of falling asleep the same time as everyone else does, at night.