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22 cheap ways for nurses to de-stress

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5. Sleep

Nothing beats a good night’s rest. Patients buzzing you non-stop? Holier-than-thou doctors bossing you around? Many nurses bring their troubles home with them and that equals more stress for you and your loved ones. Why not sleep it off? Getting even 30 minutes of shut eye can help you relax and put your problems in perspective.

If you’re going to try to sleep off your stress, make sure you’ve got surroundings that promote good quality rest. A dark, cool, quiet room with few electronics is best. Feeling antsy but still want to rest? Try a cup of Valerian Root or chamomile tea. A warm bath can also help put you in a restful state of mind.

Cost: Free
More Info: National Sleep Foundation, 8 Sleep Tips for Evening Nurses

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