There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep, yet so many of us rarely get it. Our HealthyNurse® Survey shows that nurses sleep an average of 7 hours per night, while the National Sleep Foundation recommends 7–9 hours. A study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the average American sleeps 8.8 hours per day.
When it comes to sleep, it is important to listen to your body. Healthy sleep can:
- Improve productivity
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Help ward off illness
- Improve your quality of life
Whether you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, there are some habits and routines that help make restorative rest more than just a dream. You may even want to practice some of those meditation skills from our last challenge before you head to bed!
This challenge will provide tips on healthy practices to enhance your sleep hygiene. Some may be familiar, like establishing a bed-time routine, turning off all electronics, avoiding heavy meals, and not being physically active during the evening. But we’ll dive deeper to help ensure you sleep soundly.
Join us by clicking "Yes," under "Ready to Join?" and invite a #healthynurse you know or share the challenge on your social media by clicking the links on this page. Are you ready? Get started here.
Starts June 15.
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