I'm a LEO. I know there are other LEO's on this site so I'm basically posing this question towards you guys, but if anyone else who works weird hours would like to help me out that would be great.
I work the swing shift, 1400 to 0000 hours. In the area I work I usually get off around 0100 or later and home around 0200. Then I can't get to sleep until 0400 or 0500 hours.
My problem is I sleep up until the very last minute to the point where I have just enough time to wake up and make it to work on time. I set an alarm and even moved the alarm across the room to try and wake up so I can get to work early and train in that gym, but I still sleep.
This has been affecting my training because four days out of the week I sleep and go to work and that's it. As of right now I am locked into one of those crappy commercial gyms which isn't open past 11 pm.
My job has affected my eating as well. Some shifts I go 10 to 12 hours without eating because it's so busy. Just so you guys know I am fairly new so I spend the shift busting my ass so I don't appear lazy.
Any tips for getting to sleep faster or anything else of importance would be greatly appreciated.
Any tips for how you cram eating into a busy night would also be appreciated. Maybe some food items that you carry so you don't starve.
Anyways, I'm sure I'll eventually figure it out but I figured I would see if I could pick the minds of the many on T-Nation.
Thanks for any advice you can offer.