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Working 24-hour shifts with little sleep affects heart function, blood pressure

By | 2020-04-15T16:42:12-04:00 December 7th, 2016|Categories: Nursing careers and jobs, Nursing news|Tags: , |

Working long shifts with little sleep can be a part of the job for nurses and other healthcare professionals, and can cause burnout and extreme fatigue, according to recent studies. Now a small study shows that short-term sleep deprivation also can result in higher blood pressure as well as an increase in heart rate and