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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.

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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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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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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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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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