I'm 13 weeks today and I am so so tired. I've had to have time off work as I can barely stay awake, but I'm waking up between 2-4am for a couple of hours. I'm a nurse and work 12hour shifts on my feet with little opportunity to sit down and taking extra breaks is impossible. We get a 10min tea break then two 30 minutes breaks during the 12 hours, which is a lot better than some other wards I've worked on. I'm probably going to have to phone in sick again today but I don't know what to do to sort my sleep out, as when I wake up I am still yawning and very tired. I've cut out caffeine completely and am not drinking any alcohol and don't smoke. I'm avoiding sugary food in the evenings too, even just fruit etc.
Does anyone have any advice ? I don't get paid when I go off sick and am desperate to be back at work.
Thanks in advance! Xxx