Does shift work affect sleep patterns among nurses?
Sleep and sleep quality are important to maintaining a healthy quality of life. Nurses that work long hour shifts, more importantly, consecutive shifts, often feel the effects of not acquiring enough sleep or enough quality sleep. The question answered here is whether shift work affects sleeping patterns among nurses. In addition to that question, another question answered is whether or not the lack of sleep related to shift hours effects overall quality of life. The results of this study detail the answers to these questions and additionally may encourage nurses to employ health promotion tactics in their own personal lives and not just in their patient’s lives.