Nurses need naps, Manitoba study finds

'After all, we're human'. Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, June 20, 2008 Winnipeg - Nurses on the overnight shift need naps for their own health and for that of their patients, according to a study by the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Manitoba. Researchers Diana McMillan and Wendy Fallis found that if nurses can take a quick nap, it not only helps their personal health and safety, but also prevents medication errors. McMillan said nurses told them that without a nap they exhibit foggy thinking, irritability and slowed mental processing. ... Nurses