"The switch" as some call it is tough; there's probably a reason humans evolved with circadian rhythms. (I wonder what's been done in the evolution and development field on that!) I tried a couple of adaptation techniques. Who knows if they will help me to be alert tonight. So far, I:
- Worked an extra shift (Saturday night after a day shift, for a total of about 22 hours) I figured this would make me tired enough to sleep through the days. But then I didn't work Sunday night... And it was impossible to stay awake at home.
- Slept whenever I felt like it... naps here and there - atleast 90 mins to increase the likelyhood of getting a full sleep cycle in.
- Rested when I was awake: reading, writing, watching a movie. Nothing that would make my body tired.
- Took some benedryl around noon. I wasn't sure I would get any napping in, so wanted to seal the deal. It's a pretty good sleep aid for me.
- Abstained from caffeine. I think it works well for me in regular intervals, and maybe if I have a can of DMD on my way in tonight, that will help me get back on track.