“Decision Regret” Higher in Tired Nurses

Analysis of data from a careful survey of critical care nurses found those who are fatigued, lose sleep, and have difficulty recovering between shifts are more likely to report "decision regret" (lack of confidence in decisions made) compared to rested nurses. This was highest among those who work 12 hour shifts. Inadequate sleep increases the risk for mistakes and poor outcomes.

PositiveTip: Prioritize sleep and plan fatigue countermeasures into your life to stay at the top of your game.