I have been working week-long night shifts recently, something I haven’t done since residency. And just like my hangovers, my recovery sleep seems to have only gotten worse. My night shifts are scheduled every other week, and so the weeks in between I try to adapt to regular sleep. It has not been easy, and I empathize with people who do this for many years. After speaking to patients, I have discovered other forms of working the night shift such as raising kids and caring for chronically ill loved ones. I’ll be working on a blog for new parents soon. I wanted to write this for all the night warriors who keep us safe, provide care, keep our power on and maintain the productivity of our nation.