3 ways to break out of the “sleepy nurse” rut


good night’s sleep is an elusive dream for many nurses. Rotating shifts, night shifts, double shifts, 12-hour shifts…these all play havoc with your circadian rhythm—your built-in 24-hour clock that determines the daily patterns of your life.

So, even though you know you should be sleeping, your mind and body simply can’t do it. Add in the stresses of your nursing job and the emotional baggage that you often bring home with you. You worry about that patient who wasn’t doing so well when you got off shift. You regret something you said to a patient or coworker. You can’t remember if you charted everything you were supposed to. If your mind is still going over what happened at work, falling asleep is going to be a real challenge. It might seem as if your nursing career is simply not conducive to restful sleep.


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About International Nurses Association

The International Nurses Association was founded on the idea that professional achievement is deserving of recognition, exposure and reward. As a meeting place for the top minds in nursing, INA offers unlimited opportunities to further your success and embrace your role as a vital member of the medical community. INA is the fastest growing network of nurses from around the globe and takes pride in delivering its members the platform and competitive edge needed to survive in this ever-changing and complex environment. Visit www.inanurse.com
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