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To not want to hear various 'Ragga' and 'Reggae' hits whilst trying to sleep from a nightshift?????

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tiredemma · 04/08/2007 14:09

I worked 12 hours last night in a dementia care home ( an experience in itself)

I came home at 0830- had a shower and fell into bed, exhausted.

various factors have stopped me from drifting off into a blissful sleep.

  1. of course is the bloody heat

  2. preparations are well under way for the local carnival and all I can hear is the music blaring out.
    I am not appreciating Shabba Ranks and his 'Loverman' hit being played over and over again, with the occasional dance track thrown in ( 'She's like the wind' from Dirty Dancing but a much faster version)

    I gave up and am now sat here, looking like death warmed up with it all blasting through my patio door.

    I know im being unreasobale deep down. people should be allowed to party. Just wish I had something to knock me out!
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tiredemma · 04/08/2007 14:10

Oh and just to clarify- I know that the D dancing hit is not of Ragga or Reggae genre. I dont know why it keeps being played.

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Carmenere · 04/08/2007 14:12

Oh you poor thing.


Carmenere · 04/08/2007 14:12

ear plugs?


tiredemma · 04/08/2007 14:16

none in the house ( I look too scary to venture out to the shops)_ I did use some cotton wool, but it kept escaping from my ears.

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TheQueenOfQuotes · 04/08/2007 14:27

ooo you poor thing it's a b*gger when there's noise after a night shift. I feel for you - when I was about 5 months pg (and still working) DS2 stopped having his afternoon naps.....meaning that I would be up for 36hrs (minimum) at a time - with a 9 1/4hr night shift smack bang in the middle of it.

If you can't sleep get yourself a coffee and put your feet up on the sofa, I promise that at least having "rest" makes lack of sleep slightly easier to cope're not working tonigh as well are you????


tiredemma · 04/08/2007 14:38

nope- not working tonight.......dp is taking me out with another couple for 'tapas'

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TheQueenOfQuotes · 04/08/2007 14:47

that's good at least you don't have to worry too much about being complete shattered. I used to find around 4-6pm I felt absolutely zonked, but then it passed and I was ok..infact rather than having an "early" night I'd end up going to bed same time as I normally did when I hadn't worked the night before


tiredemma · 04/08/2007 14:51

Im ok now im up and about ( think im going to retire to the living room in a min though with a cup of tea and some choccy bics and watch something like 'living TV')!!

Extreme makeover- that kind of crap etc. will probably nod off then.
( im kiddie free as the inlaws have taken them away for a long weekend camping)

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MrsMar · 05/08/2007 16:30

I hope you're feeling better tiredemma... you have my sympathies. Your post really struck a note with me cos I've just finished doing night shifts for a year (am 33 weeks pg so feel justified!) I do (did!!) 5 12 hour night shifts in a week and I fume every time someone has a really noisy conversation right outside my bedroom window. It's of course totally unreasonable cos it's the day time and why shouldn't people be able to go about their business, but it's so awful trying to sleep during the day. Every hour you sleep is like half an hour of proper sleep so 9 hours in bed is like only 4.5 at night. Horrendous!


tiredemma · 05/08/2007 16:36

well im glad that I didnt work lastnight also- the carnival is in 'full swing' now and I have various different beats pounding through the house from the park.

Bloody awful noise- not even good music

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