The hours that nurses work can often be long and inconvenient. Shifts in hospitals and healthcare facilities may make it hard to get good rest, especially for nurses with families to take care of at home. One way to get more rest is to prioritize it.

Rather than catch up on tasks at home, commit to getting a few extra hours of sleep instead. Watch your diet, and be sure to eat enough of the right foods throughout the day. It’s easier to relax and rest when you’ve had something good to eat beforehand.

Finally, make sure that your room is dark, quiet, and comfortable so that you can sleep well at any time of the day or night. Proper rest will help you perform your best at work.