I started working night shift last week as a QA copy reader for a packaging design studio (cooperating with a fellow studio in Australia). Its a satisfying job with some really nice people... but I'm struggling to get used to working 21:00-7:00am then coming home and going to sleep around 9am. I'm also forced to use public transport which I've found to be very unreliable (the home journey today took 2 hours, and would take 20 minutes in a car), and I was forced to cancel my driving practical test for this job.

So yeah, I was wondering if anyone had any tips for working night shift - sleeping tips (light, noise, weekend routine), eating routines, finding time for gaming, socialising or exercising, whether its worth even trying to occasionally drink alcohol midweek, that sort of thing.

Right, off to bed.