Nurses, if you’ve ever had to work a 12-hour night shift, you know it can be a challenge. On top of being at work for a long time, and probably very busy, you’re also fighting your body’s natural rhythms and sleeping patterns. It’s possible to go from being alert and active for parts of the shift, and then struggling to stay awake for others. The biggest challenge for me has always been after my shift. It’s difficult to get home and fall asleep in a reasonable amount of time when I’ve been highly active in the few hours before bed. When I have to report back that night for another shift, I want to have gotten several solid hours of shut-eye so I’m not a miserable, unsafe, cranky nurse.
But how do you sleep when the world is alive and noisy around you?
Listen as I report live from my bed, with tips and tricks I count on to help me fall asleep. after every shift.
Disclaimer: I have no kids. That helps 😉