Well I have to say that my first real job out of school was with a company that built calculators & tech. I worked from 11 pm to 7 am each day. I would go home & try to sleep. Humans weren't made to sleep in the day time & work all night. To facilitate sleeping I went out & bought a room darkening window shade. I took it off it's roller & attached it to the insides of my bedroom window. I then purchased some cheap aluminum foil & attached it to the back of the shade. That way all light was blocked. It worked well for keeping out the light. The shade gave the appearance of a normal window shade so the apartment complex didn't have a fit. The foil block all the remaining light & heat radiation from entering the room.
The only problem is that during the day everyone calls & the apartment repair folks would drop by unannounced. This would break up my sleep cycle & I would have trouble getting back to sleep.
The good thing about working nights is when you want to do something like get a car repaired; see a movie; go to a doctor; go to the mall; etc there were a lot fewer folks & you could get things done. The weekends were the pits as you would have to either try & get back to the real world (sleep during the night & awake during the day) or remain a vampire & hope you make friends with those that are working with you.
I did this for nealry 2 years. I finally transferred to another department & the day shift. You may find that if you're a night person you may not have too much trouble acclimating to 3rd shift. Yet the world still runs opposite from you.
Hope this helps.