I remember a thread unting all the tMP night owls from a while back, and as I now have to develop an interest in this topic, I thought I'd resurrect the thread and ask for some advice at the same time. After 35 years of "daytime" working, I start shifts for the first time ever soon. 12 hour shifts, 8am - 8pm in an office environment. Looking for some tips as to how to prepare / adjust the old body clock - particularly when preparing for a first nightshift after 2 or 3 rest days. Bed as normal the night before and try to stay up all day? Late bed , late rise? Normal bed and an afternoon "nap"? All advice / scaremongering welcome!!