Our HealthyNurse® Survey shows that nurses sleep an average of 7 hours per night, which is on the low end of the recommended daily 7 – 9 hours that The National Sleep Foundation recommends. And 14 percent of the respondents in the survey reported that they had nodded off while driving in the past month.
According to Cleveland Clinic, not getting enough sleep can lead to many health issues including depression and high blood pressure, as well as increase a person’s risk of making errors on the job. Meanwhile, getting plenty of shut-eye can help nurses feel calmer, happier, and have a better quality of life.
During this 10-day challenge, we’ll provide simple tips and strategies from ANA’s resources on healthy sleep that will help you get a better night’s rest. For additional resources, see ANA’s 2014 position statement: Addressing Nurse Fatigue to Promote Safety and Health.Sign up for this challenge by clicking "Yes," under "Ready to Join?" Starts February 25. Invite a #healthynurse you know to do it with you, use the social media links on this page to share this. Get started here.
WIN PRIZES! Join both the American Nurses Association as a member and HNHN as a participant to receive an Avantek White Noise Sound Machine. ANA will randomly select 10 participants who meet this criteria to win. If you would like to be an ANA member, information on how to join and more can be found here. Not yet an HNHN participant? Sign up here. See the rules for the contest here.
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