High Level of Stress
Nursing students have high levels of stress and sleep deprivation due to the job’s demands, notably the requirement for patient care. Even though they have not yet entered the clinical field, nursing students receive intense training to become great practitioners. The situation calls for the development of a program to help them as they complete their nursing school and enter the workforce, reduce their stress levels, and improve their quality of life. This study intends to establish a mindfulness program for undergraduate nursing students to boost their sense of well-being and mindfulness by lowering stress levels and enhancing the quality of sleep brought on by stress.
Stress is a common occurrence for nursing students and working professionals. Sleep is essential for fostering physical performance and healthy growth. It helps restore balance to human psychosocial behavior. The human mind’s biological cycles, such as sleep and wakefulness, are hardwired, and any disruption can have detrimental effects (Menon, Karishma, & Mamatha, 2015). However, the stress brought on by many demands placed on the body and mind may prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep.
People are vulnerable to the harmful effects of stress. However, it might potentially have applications in real life. Stress encourages people to succeed as a beneficial side effect (Behere et al., 2011). Stress can have negative impacts on the body. Stress can negatively affect one’s health in various ways, including physical problems like infections, headaches, insomnia, and ulcers; psychological problems like anxiety, fury, and burnout; and behavioral problems like smoking, substance abuse, and loneliness (Boyd, 2012). During their academic years, nursing students may also experience sleep deprivation. Learning difficulties, psychiatric disorders, emotional tension, and other issues are brought on by sleep deprivation. Occupational stress in the hard field of nursing involves academics, shift work, and lack of sleep (Hughes & Rogers, 2004, McGrath, Reid, & Boore, 2003 &McVicar, 2003). Implementing techniques to reduce stress and improve sleep quality is appropriate.