10 Sleep Tips For Healthcare Workers To Get A Good
Healthcare workers and personal support workers are among the most sought-after professionals today. As the Covid-19
pandemic progresses, they are becoming more and more essential in the global fight against the virus. e understand that,
unfortunately, this reality results in longer shifts in hospitals and other healthcare facilities that simply cannot afford to operate
with the same number of workers they used to anymore.
As a result, healthcare workers and personal support workers are getting fewer off-hours than ever, meaning they have less
time to dedicate to their personal activities like taking care of their families, running errands, cleanings their houses, resting,
We want to help with that, and in this article we present the best tips to help healthcare workers get a good night's sleep or a
good day's sleep, considering that many of them work overnight.
In any case, let's begin.
1. Understand How Sleeping Works
To be able to get a good night's sleep, healthcare workers need to understand that sleep patterns are easily disrupted by stress,
so taking the time to relax and getting into the right mindset is a necessary step that will help them fall asleep faster and
deeper. In addition, they should learn about the negative effects of sleep deprivation.
2. Strategize Sleep
Most people just have to wait until it's nighttime, finish their daily activities and go to sleep. Healthcare workers and personal
support workers do not usually have that privilege; therefore, they need to create a strategy to get the best out of the off-hours
they have. Darkening the bedroom (if the only hours available to sleep are during the day), getting a white noise machine, or
putting a “No Not Disturb” sign on the door if necessary, are good ideas.
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3. Get The Hours In
The general recommendation for adults between the ages of 18 to 64 is to get about 7 to 9 continuous hours of slee