This is really driving me crazy! I keep dreaming about work ever since I started orientation 5 weeks ago. I don't think I'm getting a restful sleep because of it either. Last night was my first night shift and after I fell asleep around 1000, I woke up at 1330 with my heart just pounding and I was looking around the room in a frantic state for a couple seconds...I had been dreaming that I forgot to put on a patient's bed alarm and I heard a bone crunching THUMP and someone screaming bloody murder...and THAT'S when I woke up! Scared the crap outta me!
Just wondering if this happens to most new nurses and how long it takes to get a nice peaceful sleep again without the sandman sprinkling thoughts of work in your head.
I don't think I have slept for more than 4 hours without waking up thinking I'm hearing IV pumps beeping, alarms, my work phone ringing in my pocket etc for the last 5 weeks.
I. Am. Exhausted.
Ahhh, the new nurse stress dream! I had those for a long time. Mine was always that I had 7 patients, And they were in a grocery store, like one in the bakery, one in the produce aisle etc. It was always 2 hours into my shift and I hadn't actually assessed anyone, or done anything, I was just wandering around the Safeway while my coworkers asked me whether I had finished such and such a task. It's stressful alright, but I stopped having them after about 6 months
Last edit by CodeteamB on Mar 25, '13