10 Tips to Fight Sleep Deprivation
Getting a full amount of sleep as a registered nurse can be hard due to the constant and rigorous schedules you must endure. This is especially true for those who work swing shifts, rotating shifts or night shifts. Losing a minimal amount of sleep can cause changes in a person’s mood, energy level and ability to handle stress.
Shift Worker Sleep Disorder is a common disorder amongst nurses. It is known as a circadian sleep disorder that affects the body’s circadian rhythm and the function of the body clock that regulates time periods for sleep.
In this podcast, Nurse Alice opens up about a scary incident where she was very sleep-deprived and had a car accident. Later, she discusses advice for improving sleep quality as a sleep-deprived nurse.