As you know, our lives are busier than ever, and there's a lot that can pull your attention throughout the day. Focusing on the needs of families and friends, education, shift work, meetings, political action, social media, travel, health concerns, and so much more can be exhausting.
As nurses, we strive to provide the best care to our patients and clients, and sometimes we need to be reminded to take care of ourselves as well. One way that can help with wellness and doing your best each day is making sure that you get enough quality sleep.
On March 12, we moved into daylight savings time, and "lost" an hour of our sleep time. This can have a ripple effect on your ability to face the challenges of the day to day. We encourage you to take time and consider your sleep habits – make yourself a priority! Getting your sleep schedule and routine on track is a process that takes time and commitment but can make a world of difference in your life.
Attached is a tip sheet from Anxiety Canada about sleep hygiene. If you have some time, please read the tip sheet. If any of the tips resonate, try to implement them into your routine.