• 12 April 2021
  • 1 min read

My Advice On Preparing For A Night Shift

  • Alexandria Grace
    Student Nurse
    • Mat Martin
    • Aubrey Hollebon
    • Richard Gill
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Night shifts can take a massive toll on both your physical & mental wellbeing. In this short video, Alexandria outlines her night shift routine to help your body adjust to the demanding hours.

Hi guys, it's Alexandria Grace.

One of the creators of nurses.co.uk.

And today I thought I would give you guys some advice on how to prepare for a night shift, which has been really helpful for me.

As I got this advice from my cousin, who was a Nurse.

And that really helped me as a student to kind of adjust to night shift life.

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So, the night before a shift, I will go to bed quite late, maybe two or 3:00 AM, and I will wake up at a normal time, maybe about nine o'clock, 10 o'clock, eat breakfast and lunch as usual.

And then have a nap at about three, four, wake up around five, five thirty.

And then get ready and prepare all my food and stuff.

Have some food before I leave for the shift.

And that kind of helps me to adjust to the different hours that I have to stay up for.

And it just makes me feel a bit less tired.

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  • Alexandria Grace
    Student Nurse

I am a Student Nurse specialising in Children’s Nursing, which I have a great passion for. I feel very strongly about equal treatment and care for everyone, as it sets all children and young people up for the best future possible! I create vlogs following my Nursing journey and advice videos to help others along their own journeys too.

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About the author

  • Alexandria Grace
    Student Nurse

I am a Student Nurse specialising in Children’s Nursing, which I have a great passion for. I feel very strongly about equal treatment and care for everyone, as it sets all children and young people up for the best future possible! I create vlogs following my Nursing journey and advice videos to help others along their own journeys too.

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