Study: Nurses Sleep 83 Minutes Less Before Shifts

 In Nurses Weekly

Nurses get significantly less sleep before a shift than on their days off, which could pose a threat to patient safety, according to a study published in Sleep Health.

Nurses reported getting an average of 6 hours and 54 minutes of sleep before a work shift. In contrast, they reported getting an average of 8 hours and 17 minutes of sleep on days off. Researchers also noted a statistically significant association between short sleep duration and lower care quality—as self-reported from nurses—and patient safety ratings.

“Nurses are sleeping, on average, less than recommended amounts before work, which may be impacting their health and performance on the job,” researchers concluded. “Healthcare managers may consider interventions to support nurses’ sleep to improve patient care.”

 

 

Related Posts

24/7 Crisis Hotline for Impaired Nurses - 1-800-662-0108

Joint membership in NJSNA and ANA is now only $15/month

Make a difference in your career and for all nurses in New Jersey. Network with fellow nurses, stay up-to-date on the latest nursing news and become a part of something bigger than yourself.