I have to change myself to a night sleeping schedule – currently working 8am-5pm, now working 8pm-5am – for a week to help out at work. I’m changing to and from the schedule very quickly and I’m a bit concerned about being able to stay up. I’m worried about staying alert enough to do my job and be able to drive home.
Does anyone know if there are any risks (serious or minor) from taking caffeine pills? When would I ideally take them, in order to not interfere with sleeping when I get home? Are they habit forming at all?
(Any other suggestions on staying awake would be appreciated. I normally don’t respond at all to normal doses of caffeine, though I did take No Doz once for a college cram session, and it did work.)