My boyfriend works nights, sleeps days. My kids will not be quiet...just doesn't happen. They are loud, even when they try to be quiet. It's a family thing. LOL What my boyfriend has found is he shuts the bedroom door, puts one of those blackout masks on, and then turns on our alarm clock which has the different sounds (rain, thunder, ocean, etc.) to a sound he likes (usually the ocean or the jungle) and it helps. He's also put in ear plugs before when he had trouble sleeping for one reason or another. He feels (and this shocked me, so don't think that I am saying your hubby should or anyone else should think this way) that since he is the one on an odd schedule that he is the one who should figure out a solution instead of expecting the kids to change to suit him. He's also found that if he tells the kids he's going to bed, they will be quiet(er) long enough for him to get into deep sleep, and then he's good.
at 7:44 PM on Aug. 16, 2009