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Poor sleep and stress exacerbate each other among nurses who work night shift, study finds — ScienceDaily

Nurses who work the night shift report more sleep disturbances and are more likely to suffer from psychological and physical health symptoms including PTSD, insomnia and inflammation, a recent study from an Oregon State University researcher found. Though effective interventions exist for many different sleep disorders, including insomnia and nightmares, those techniques are often not […]

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Difficulty sleeping due to work stress and scheduling contributes to nurses’ anxiety and depression — ScienceDaily

More than half of nurses had difficulty sleeping during the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic — and getting less sleep increased their odds of experiencing anxiety and depression, according to a new study led by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. “Nurses are already at risk for higher rates of depression […]