Nursing & Healthcare News
Too Little Shut-Eye
Study finds sleep deprivation is common for on-shift nurses
How much sleep do you normally get before a shift? A new study suggests that for many nurses, the answer is, “Not enough.”
Eighty-Three Minutes Less
If you work 12-hour shifts, you probably find that you get less sleep on days you’re on-shift than on your days off. How much less? According to a recent study in the journal Sleep Health, nurses average 83 minutes less sleep on days they’re scheduled to work than on days they’re not.
While days off do provide some opportunity to catch up on missed sleep, it isn’t usually enough to compensate, especially if you work two or more days in a row.