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Sleep tips for nurses: how to rest well, whatever your shifts

Nurses who work shifts are prone to sleep problems because of disruption to the circadian clock. Find out what aids good sleep, whether you’re working nights or days

Nurses who work shifts are prone to sleep problems because of disruption to the circadian clock. Find out what aids good sleep, whether you’re working nights or days

  • Sleep is crucial in enabling us to plan, remember instructions, juggle multiple tasks and regulate our emotions
  • There is a high prevalence of depression and other mental health conditions in those who experience persistent disrupted sleep, and perimenopause and the menopause can cause sleep disruption
  • Some people will adjust relatively easily to working at night, while others will find it difficult – read sleep hygiene advice for when you’re working nights or days

We spend around one third of our lives asleep, but when

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