The Junior Doctors' strike means many are actually getting a full night's sleep and have reconnected with friends and family they haven't seen for years.
One said 'My eyes have adjusted to sickly hospital strip lighting. Normal daylight gives me headaches. Unfortunately I can't prescribe myself the good gear because I ain't no scab - little medical joke there. The over-the-counter stuff is much less over-the-rainbow.
'Also I'd forgotten you could feel rested and not veer from shift to shift in a constant state of existential horror. I've been home! It turns out I have a nephew! He is 8. I also have a now ex girlfriend - turns out she left me several years ago.'