Nurses and tiredness: 10 tips to beat fatigue in and out of work
Keeping energy levels up is essential for safe practice and your well-being, but it’s not always easy, so here are simple steps to help you wave goodbye to weary
Nursing shifts are mentally and physically demanding, as all nurses know – so it is vital to have a personal routine that offers the best chance of maintaining reasonable energy levels.
Here are 10 ideas to try.
1. Use wind-down rituals to get ready for sleep
Prioritising sleep is essential for maintaining energy levels, and can be difficult if your shift patterns regularly change, but collapsing into bed exhausted when you come home may lead to a night spent tossing and turning. Experts recommend that incorporating a few small bedtime rituals can improve sleep quality.
Nurse, life coach and yoga teacher Sacha