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Authors

  1. Crooks, Laura MEd, BSN, RN

Abstract

Without a doubt, working nights is stressful and can wreak havoc on your physical, mental, and emotional health. It is like fitting a square peg into a round hole; you are living on a schedule opposite from most of the world. Your internal rhythms are disrupted socially and biologically when you work nights. But it does not have to be as disruptive as we let it be. There are lifestyle strategies to better manage working nights; some are mental approaches and some are physical or behavioral tactics.