I am a new paramedic fresh out of school and can't believe how terrible I now sleep after only three months working in the field. One night I may work 7p-7a and two days later I could work 11a-11p. Instead of sleeping 9p-5a every night like I've done for the first 25 years of my life I now sleep completely random. I still get 9-10 hours of sleep most days but it is usually randomly split up throughout the day. This didn't bother me until I started reading The Cyclists Training Bible on the topic of growth hormone release.
Am I doomed to have lowered levels of GH for the rest of my career? I have been scouring the web for research articles that give me hope for my future progression as a cyclist but they only talk about the standard 8 hour sleep pattern. How many of you guys with similar sleep patterns are competing in the higher categories at races?
Any input is much appreciated.