For this assignment you will need to track your sleep and daily routine for three days. Please provide sufficient details. What you need to include is what time you: woke up, went to work, ate, went to bed, and approximately what time to fell asleep. If you wake up during the night make note of this. Please complete this in a chart or table.
- Based on your table above, what did you learn about your sleep schedule? If you woke up during the night why did you wake up (bad dream, hot/cold, bathroom, heard a noise)? What is your sleep environment (dark, TV on, radio on)? What activity do you do before you go to bed (played game on tablet or phone, watched TV, read book, answered emails)? What have you learned about your sleep pattern? What changes can you make to improve your health?
- From your readings, sleep deprivation is an issue, especially in nurses. Review ANA position on working hours for nurses. Does your currently employer follow this policy? Do you feel this is an issue and how should nurses address this issue?
The sections should be clearly marked with headings so that your instructor knows which points you are addressing. Follow the guidelines for APA writing style. Make direct connections to your readings from this course and additional outside, credible resources. Your assignment should be between 1500 and 2000 words in length and contain at least two scholarly sources.