Rest Between Shifts
It's day 1 of the Healthy Sleep challenge.
It may seem like a no-brainer, but always make sure you have enough time to get adequate rest in between shifts. Take your commuting time and any childcare responsibilities into account before determining your schedule. If your work schedule seems too tight for you to truly rest, talk to your manager about it.
Also, consider how you are using your time off. You may be tempted to tackle your personal to-do list after a stretch of workdays or overnight shifts. By prioritizing sleep and rest first, you’ll have more energy for life — both at work and at home. ANA recommends that registered nurses not exceed 40 hours of professional nursing work (paid or unpaid) in a seven-day period.
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