A good night’s sleep is critical to staying healthy and feeling well, but for many nurses working long shifts, it can be hard to come by. If you’re having trouble getting to sleep when you need to, here are some tips and tricks to help. First, turn off the television & computer, and put down your mobile device an hour before you plan to head to bed.
This will allow your mind to relax and prepare for rest. Have a warm drink to calm and soothe your body before bed, like a glass of warm milk, or a cup of chamomile tea.
Start a nightly routine that you can stick to that will help you get everything done before you go to bed. This will give you peace of mind, allow you to feel prepared for the next day, and help you calm your mind for a restful night’s sleep.