Infographic: The prevalence and risks of sleeplessness
For medical professionals, the stresses of round-the-clock care can take a toll. Here's a look at how losing sleep can affect you.
Sleeplessness can be problem for nurses and other health care professionals.
Stress, odd hours, and extended shifts often disrupt standard sleep cycles.
An infographic from the Top Nursing Programs website looks at the science of sleep and the toll that insomnia and other sleep disorders can take.
Dulled cognitive processes
Premature skin aging
Heightened risk of stroke, diabetes, and heart disease
Sleep issues are not uncommon, the infographic says. Nearly half (43 percent) of Americans ages 13-64 say they rarely or never get a good night’s sleep ion
weeknights; two in five (60 percent) report night sleep issues (snoring, waking up repeatedly, morning grogginess).
Read the full infographic.
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