Congratulations! You got accepted into nursing school and we are all proud of you! You have probably told your friends, family and relatives. It is such an amazing feeling to start this journey towards the ultimate goal. To become a nurse, saving lives. After the celebration, you are now home, sitting on your bed and all of a sudden, your excitement goes away and the reality of starting nursing school hits. You have probably seen all the memes about nursing being the hardest degree and you have probably heard of the dreadful anatomy, pathophysiology, pharmacology and all the other nursing subjects. The question now is, “What should I do now?…
Numerous studies have shown that sleep does affect quality of life and functioning. However, there is an accelerating crisis of sleep deprivation year after year, and you might even be a statistic of this data. Although the healthcare professionals teach from a “perfect book”, we live in an “imperfect world.” However, this does not give you or me the excuse to just live life with days of sleepless nights.