Shift Work Disorder

19 ideas for shift nurses to get more sleep

19 ideas for shift nurses to get more sleep

Your body knows what it likes. It likes to sleep when it’s dark. And quiet. At night. Unfortunately, you may not have that luxury. Fortunately, your body can be tricked. And here are the ways to do it so you can get the rest you need.

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What are the signs and symptoms of nurse fatigue?

Researchers and government agencies have been sounding the alarm for years: The long hours so many nurses clock in are bad for their health and the safety of their patients. Is anyone listening?

Quiz: Do you have shift work disorder?

Quiz: Do you have shift work disorder?

Shift Work Disorder can affect your own health and also your ability to take care of your patients. Take our quiz to see if you have the symptoms.

Do you know the signs of shift work disorder?

Do you know the signs of shift work disorder?

This sleep disorder can adversely impact not only your job performance, but also the quality and even duration of your life. Here’s an easy guide to the symptoms.

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The sleepiness cure

Nurses suffer from sleep deprivation, affecting patient care and an RN’s own health. Tired nurses are at risk for obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

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NOC wear and tear

A coworker told me recently, “So what if NOC takes seven years off my life–working with the day crew would probably take off ten!”

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NOC – The adjustment period

My body and mind are dealing with the fact that I’m now an independent nurse – who stays up all night!


Getting ready for NOC

I’m getting ready to switch to the NOC shift, and am pretty anxious about what to expect and how to prepare myself for a new kind of all-nighter.

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The ideal rotating shift?

It seems that there is now a better formula for rotating your day and NOC shifts.

Top 10 ways to survive NOC

Top 10 ways to survive NOC

This new nurse is now a night shift pro…thanks to the expectations she set with her friends, her family, and herself. Get her invaluable advice.

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The best way to catch up on sleep

Sleep experts share their latest findings on nipping sleeping problems in the bud—before they begin.

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16 tips to spot and help sleepy nurses

Be especially wary when the clock strikes 4 a.m…that’s when you’re most likely to goof up. This tip, along with many more ideas (and a bonus shift scheduling plan) will help you be a better nurse.