I'm working late's this week. It's a one-off, so I'm not really that bothered - plus the money will be pretty good. I'm working from 7pm until 7am, up until Friday, so it's a pretty hardcore shift.
I've done what I thought the best way to prepare would be to have a few hours sleep yesterday afternoon, then go to bed this morning at about 5 and get up around 1:30pm ish (which I've done). When I finish the shift I'll probably head straight home and go to bed - don't think I'll bother chilling out or anything.
Has anyone done night shifts for prolonged periods of time? I don't think I could do it to be honest.