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Sharon A Lyden
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Listening to Rainstorm/Thunderstorm Sounds helps me relax and fall asleep in 15 minutes ( it is especially helpful if I had a rough day at work)
Sharon A Lyden Apr '22

@Sharon A Lyden That's great! There are great sleep casts and sounds on the Headspace app. Have you tried your free ...

ChristiM ChristiM Apr '22

@Sharon A Lyden @Aieda Solomon  

I had always slept with a noisy fan, but when we got to try out Headspace like Aieda ...

Little5088
1 4
I decided to start taking small trips once per month were my family and i just go on a trip and enjoy life and just rest.
Little5088 Feb '22
ChristiM ChristiM Feb '22

@Little5088 That sounds wonderful and like a great bonding and relaxing experience for you and your family!

Meltom01
I find that several times a month, I go 1 to 2 nights without any sleep. I have tried meditation, reading a boring book, even a prescription sleeping pill and no sleep comes.  Any suggestions?
Meltom01 May '20
ChristiM ChristiM May '20
Meltom01 ‍ I have a new baby so when I have a chance to sleep, I have to try to fall asleep fast and sometimes at weird ...
Meltom01 Meltom01 May '20
Hi Christi,
I JUST signed up for Headspace! I will give it a try :)  Congrats on the new baby and thanks for replying 
Hey Meltom01 ‍ has your sleeping improved? 

I do have a few more suggestions for you to improve your sleep hygiene.

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KRourke
I vow to cut back on my cell phone usage, especially right before bed. 
KRourke Nov '21
ChristiM ChristiM Nov '21

@KRourke Nice! If you're looking to improve your sleep too, there are some great tips to click through from this ...

That a great choice. There is a setting on phones now where you can set app timers. so that once you reach a certain ...

Siagian Siagian Dec '21

I would like to get to those tips. Can you please help me navigate to that tag? 

Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
Good afternoon, healthy nurses! See some resources and suggestions from our colleagues from the American Holistic Nurses Association.  1. Invest in Your Sleep Environment: Most people underestimate the importance of their ...

I find that meditation helps me with sleep after my nightshift to fall asleep.

ChristiM
I had been sleeping pretty terribly lately. Between my brain going a mile a minute, my kids and dog waking up and needing me in the middle of the night, and honestly I think just being over tired, sleep was just not happening. I had tried a ...
ChristiM Nov '20
ChristiM ChristiM Nov '20
I forgot, I love the soundscapes too! Cabin Downpour is my favorite!
dhgodina dhgodina Mar '21
Thats a really good idea, I think I will look into it! Thanks
ChristiM ChristiM Mar '21
dhgodina ‍ Let me know what ones you like and what works for you! Rainy Day Antique is still my favorite.
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
Dear Nurses,  we are looking for a nurse familiar with night shift work for a brief discussion.  Please contact me, Holly Carpenter at holly.carpenter@ana.org or 301 628 5105 if interested.  Thanks!!
This is an old post so I doubt you are still looking but I’ve worked nights for 22 years. 
Marty Spies
I know that this is more specific than the challenge, but I have had the most vivid and frequent dreams since working from home started in mid-March. Some are fairly positive but many have been disturbing. A few were so disturbing that ...
Marty Spies Jun '20
ChristiM ChristiM Jun '20
Marty Spies ‍ do you feel like you are more stressed since mid-March? I had been told that stress and anxiety can ...
It has been a challenge to learn to teach online but for the last 8 weeks, my workload has decreased and the vivid ...
Hey Marty Spies ‍ I'd be willing to bet you're getting more deep sleep than you were before. I'm sure that's the ...
Marisol Escuadra
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I have made it my goal this past week to sleep 8 hours or more, if possible, to help boost my health. Plus, sleeping also helps burn calories!! #healthynurse #AHNA
ChristiM ChristiM May '20
Marisol Escuadra ‍ have you tried the Headspace app? I have been listening to the soothing meditation sounds to ...
rnscholar rnscholar May '20
I just signed up for Headspace!  It's free through the American Nurses Association and I love it!!  I listened to ...
Hi Marisol,
I have done the same to try to get 8 hours on my nights off and it really does help. I seem to need less ...
Deb7
"Put the phone down for 5 minutes". I put it down for an entire day. Left it at home, turned off, gave it time to reset, and me to. That day was the most freeing day that I have had in a long time. I'm going to do that more often. That felt great!!!
Deb7 Feb '20
rnscholar rnscholar Feb '20
That's awesome Deb7 ‍ !  I don't know if I can quite leave my phone at home, but I can certainly do a better job of ...
ChristiM ChristiM Feb '20
Deb7 ‍ Great job! I have left my phone at home accidentally and also end up feeling freer not having the ...
Hey Deb7 ‍, 

In this modern world, ignoring your phone is actually considered a mindfulness practice. Studies ...

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Sick And Tired: The Case For More Sleep 11

Less than a third of nurses get 7-9 hours of the recommended sleep time per night. Demanding schedules contribute challenges to achieving a good night’s sleep, but it's important to recognize why we should make the case for more sleep. Read this blog to understand why.

Added by Todd Fahlberg Blog Rest 02/08/2017
The Case For Taking A Break 38

Jacklynn Lesniak MS BSN RN NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer and the Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services at Cancer Treatment Centers of America ® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) shares the case for taking a break. CTCA has pioneered innovative practices around nurse rest and rejuvenation and has seen significant ...

Added by Aieda Solomon Blog Rest 05/24/2017
Fall Asleep Faster 108

Lack of sleep can cause you to make mistakes while at work or in daily life in general. Are you having trouble falling asleep? Try these 12 tips  from Jackie Levin, board-certified holistic nurse and founder of Leading Edge Nursing.  

Added by Aieda Solomon Blog Rest 07/07/2017
The Importance Of Taking Vacation 150

Eight tips to make a restful vacation a reality.   

Added by Aieda Solomon Blog Rest 07/10/2017
#EndNurseAbuse 835

The past few months we have all seen the troubling headlines of nurse abuse. Do something to help end this behavior! Take the #EndNurseAbuse pledge!  

Added by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) Blog Rest 12/01/2017