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NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours


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Getting exercise every day can improve your sleep. The Exercise and Sleep Poll by the National Sleep Foundation found that people who exercise vigorously tend to report the best sleep, but walking as little as 10 minutes a day can help.9 If your job is very sedentary, try sitting less: persons sitting less than 8 hours a day report better sleep. If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, try ending your exercise at least 3 hours before bedtime. Also, do not cut into your sleep time to exercise.

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