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Sleep Deprivation: What to do?

As a night shift nurse, I am no stranger to sleep deprivation. It's a common experience for anyone who works odd hours or has a busy lifestyle, and it can be both hilarious and frustrating at the same time. So, let's take another look at sleep deprivation and how it affects us all.  I know firsthand the toll that sleep deprivation can take on a person's physical and mental health. Unfortunately, it's a problem that is all too common among healthcare professionals, who often work long hours and have irregular schedules. Studies have shown that healthcare professionals, including nurses, are at a higher risk for sleep deprivation than the general population. This is due to a variety of factors, including working night shifts, irregular schedules, and high stress levels. The consequences of sleep deprivation can be serious, especially for healthcare professionals who are responsible for the care and well-being of others. Sleep deprivation can lead to impaired c