While I love spontaneity as much as the next person, I am very much a creature of habit. This is especially true during the hours before I show up for a 12-hour shift and the hours after. Here’s a step-by-step rundown of what I do before each shift.
Adrianne, a night-shifter for more than a decade, has just crawled into bed after a long hospital shift, so this is real and unedited information in her most honest, exhausted state. She lists 10 of her tried-and-true favorites for getting better daytime sleep and elaborates on the interesting ones.
Anyone who knows me, knows I am a podcast hoarder. I am constantly listening to them, subscribing to new ones and unsubscribing from the ones that just didn't grab me. Or maybe I just fell out of love with them. I have podcasts for different moods and circumstances. And, yes, they're all sorted in my phone by category. Today my focus will be on those related to medicine, healthcare, nursing, and the allied health professions.