The Sleep RN

Sleep has nothing to do with willpower. It is mechanical and chemical. The Sleep RN can help you recover YOUR sleep!

It’s time to take back your sleep!

Sleep is one of the most underrated tools we have to stay healthy. Although humans can survive for weeks without food and days without water, after approximately 36 hours without sleep, our bodies begin to shut down. Sleep deficits are linked to a variety of medical issues, including heart failure, hypertension, obesity, and diabetes. After only one night of four to five hours of sleep, our bodies produce 70 percent less critical anti-cancer immune cells.

Sleep also has a serious impact on our mental wellbeing and behavior. Without sleep, we are more prone to be anxious, depressed, and suicidal. We, as humans, need sleep in order to pay attention, learn, and function in a normal society.

Getting a good night’s sleep can be incredibly difficult.

I am a nurse. I have been for over 20 years, and I have been tired for most of those two decades. I am not alone. Like other First Responders, we are called upon to be superheroes … impervious to things like hunger, pain, sadness and fatigue. We keep going. As the years go on we become crusty and curt. We show up. We put aside our fatigue to care for patients because we consider the need for sleep to be a character flaw; only for the weak. A dedicated first responder can churn out shift after shift, even on minimal sleep because we will never abandon our patients. This takes a devastating toll over time…

Nurses generally consider sleep promotion a very low priority in their practice. Could this be because the typical nursing student receives just an average of 60 minutes of education about sleep during their entire four-year program?

Yes, you read that right: 60 minutes! Think about that for a second. We only spend one hour discussing what occurs during ONE-THIRD of our patients’ lives! Sleep education has still not been effectively integrated into the nursing curricula. No wonder nurses do not place a high priority on sleep and express that they consider insufficient sleep knowledge as a major barrier to effective sleep management in the clinical setting in addition to a perceived lack of time.

Nurses are the largest group of healthcare professionals and are considered to be the most trusted profession, so they are in the perfect position to effect change in our world. Not only for their patients, but also for themselves as a group. Nurses who believe in and adopt healthy behaviors themselves are more likely to act as positive role models for their patients through patient education. In fact, nurses who had higher sleep quality, were more knowledgeable about sleep in general and who had a positive attitude toward sleep hygiene were actually much more likely to broach the subject of sleep with their patients. So…here we go!!

Julia’s Online Coaching

Sleep needs to be given the same attention as nutrition and exercise. It is 1/3 of the equation when determining an appropriate treatment plan. Education is designed to raise awareness of how poor sleep may be affecting your family’s health.

It all starts with just one conversation…

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Advance your Practice

The Sleep RN is Julia Worrall, a critical care nurse with 25+ years as well as the Educational Director for the Foundation for Airway Health. Julia has presented her findings on an international level and continues to push for more comprehensive sleep programs for first responders and the public in general.

Julia brings 25+ years of Critical Care experience.
Mayoor Patel DDS – Owner Craniofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Center of Georgia

Julia is a one of a kind and trust me I have come across many different skilled professional in my career. She impresses me with her self-motivation, outside the box thinking and definitely one that likes to be challenged. Extremely motivated, energetic and definitely passionate about pain and sleep. I lean on her for advice and at times use her as my sounding board. Everytime I chat with her I get motivated and get a fire lit under me. Glad to be affiliated and have the opportunity to know her as a professional colleague and a great friend.” – Mayoor Patel

Brock Rondeau DDS – Owner Dr. Rondeau & Associates

Julia is highly motivated to helping educate medical doctors, dentists,nurses and other health care providers in recognizing the importance of diagnosing and treating obstructive sleep apnea. 85% of the population who have sleep apnea are undiagnosed. It is estimated that approximately 20% of the adult population has obstructive sleep apnea. This is a serious problem since most medical and dental schools are not teaching about the importance of this life threatening disorder.” – Brock Rondeau DDS

The Sleep RN

Founded in 2015 by Julia Worrall, The Sleep RN, is a resource for individuals, healthcare professionals, and corporations looking to address sleep and associated issues.

Do you have questions about how to improve your sleep, your clients, or employees? Want to learn more about the classes we offer?

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