NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours
Action Steps for Nurses on Shiftwork
If you are a nurse on shift work or long hours, this training has suggested several strategies to improve your quality of life.
Key Message: Decide to make sleep a priority.
- Improve your sleep environment to control light, sound, and temperature and to promote comfort.
- Plan your schedule so you have adequate time for sleep and rest.
- Make sure you are not overcommitted at home and work.
- Nap strategically.
Page last reviewed: March 31, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health