Rest Between Shifts

fdc8a188f9e84b731a58e067227f126b-huge-heIt'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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Posted by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) on Nov 6, 2018 9:27 AM CST

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What types of oils are the best or combination for the best restful sleep?
  • Posted Thu 04 Apr 2019 12:41 PM CDT
I diffuse Essential Oils by my bed and apply them to the bottom of my feet to help me sleep.  
  • Posted Mon 25 Feb 2019 09:06 PM CST
Warm shower with lavendar, light streches and most of all, improve use of my CPAP
  • Posted Wed 20 Feb 2019 08:06 PM CST
There is blue light filters that can be used on cell phones to help as well
  • Posted Wed 20 Feb 2019 07:40 AM CST

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