By LeAnn Thieman. This was originally published on LeAnn's blog.
Sleep problems and a high level of burnout are associated with increased odds of COVID-19 among health care workers, according to a study published in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health.
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore administered a web-based survey to healthcare workers in six countries with a high frequency of workplace exposure.
The associations between sleep, burnout, and COVID-19 were examined.
The researchers found that one-hour longer sleep duration at night was associated with a 12% reduced odds of COVID-19.
Having three sleep problems was associated with 88% greater odds of COVID-19 compared with having no sleep problems.
Reporting burnout “every day” was associated with increased odds of COVID-19, longer duration.
Your body needs sleep in order to recover from the demands of the day and in order to process everything that happened, too.
Selfcare for Healthcare is a comprehensive program aimed to reduce nurse burnout and improve self-care for nurses. Many facets of health and well-being are covered in our program, including how to encourage your staff to get better sleep.
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