How does Lack of sleep affect nurses? It can adversely affect their job performance. Nurses who are fatigued are more likely to lack energy, and develop apathy. Nurses can communicate less effectively or difficulty concentrating when not sleeping adequately.
Lack of sleep slows your reaction time, and hinders memory recall. It can affect psycho-motor coordination.
A lack of appropriate sleep can lead to near misses in regard to patient care and also poor job perforce. Resiliency, skill, accuracy, and appropriate sleep are a few important functions in nursing.
So, develop a bed time routine. Make sure you get an appropriate amount of sleep and allow yourself enough time in the morning to easily manage all of your morning chores.