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NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours

Educate Family and Friends

Educate family and friends about the special needs you have because you work a shift schedule or long work hours. Focus on helping them understand that demanding schedules lead to more challenges for getting enough quality sleep and balancing work and personal responsibilities.

You can use the free or low-cost resources in the last module to educate your family and friends. They could also become better informed by taking this online training program.

A side benefit is that they will learn the importance of strategies for sleeping well, which might help their own health and well-being.

Father talking to his wife and son and daughter
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