Nurses are sleeping, on average, less than recommended amounts before work, which may be impacting their health and performance on the job. Health care managers may consider interventions to support nurses’ sleep to improve patient care.
With the increasing pressure on nurses, relate to nurse shortage making longer hours with less time to recover and covering each other in shifts gaps, it’s inevitable that that nurses spend less time in sleeping. Also the sleeping time is under pressure. Also in relation to night and day shift, an imbalance of a healthy wake and sleep balance is under threat. This has impact on nurses health but also on the quality of cate and patient safety. This chapter deals about safety at work related to a nurses health and sleeping problems.
To include chapters:
- NREM – REM sleep
- Qualty and Quantity of sleep
- Ballancing between th need and must sleep for next shift
- Young nurses need education about night shifts.
- A good night sleep for nurses meand good care to patients
- There is more than “sleep it of”
- Health threats: cancer and female nurses in nightshifts