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Are They Getting Enough Rest?

Welcome to day 5 of the Embracing Caregivers Challenge!

Being constantly exhausted is not good for the body and mind. Everyone needs a break. Getting plenty of rest is not only crucial for preventing caregiver burnout, it’s also essential for fixing it.

As you talk with the caregiver and get a sense of their well-being, offer tips to help them get the rest they need. Remind them that they:
  • Don’t need to ask their loved one for permission to take a break
  • May feel guilty for taking a break, but that’s OK — it just means they care
  • Should still strive for the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep each night
  • Will need more sleep at first if they’re already sleep deprived
  • Should never be afraid or too proud to ask for help, so they can rest

Use these resources to share tips for getting quality sleep: Let us know how your conversation goes in the challenge updates section here, our private Facebook group, or on Twitter, or Instagram

Find this helpful? Use the social media links on the left side of your page to share it with a nurse and invite them to join Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation

Join us on day 6. Missed day 4? Catch up here.

Blog Challenge Tips 10/15/2019 8:39am CDT




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