Some of the downsides to working shift patterns;
Social life out of sorts. Sleep erratic (although my mother always said I could sleep on the handlebars of a bicycle). Weekends that aren’t weekends or vice versa. Holidays that never coincide with kids holidays or schools.
However, in the midst of all this, it is easy to forget the good things, such as time with my boys during the day. School pickups I missed for years. Time during the day to fit in the things you used to have to take a day off for. But tonight, the best thing about night shift patterns is;
They make it perfectly acceptable to have a glass of this!