In Honor of National Nurses Month (May), All Healthcare Workers Eligible for Free Caffeinated Chocolate
TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, May 3, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- As a shock to absolutely no one, the sleep-related challenges faced by healthcare workers, particularly nurses, are extensive. AWAKE Chocolate, the first-ever caffeinated chocolate and a delicious alternative to coffee and energy drinks, recently surveyed 1,000 American healthcare workers' sleep habits to determine just how rested the industry really is (hint: it's not). To honor those at the forefront of patient care for National Nurses Month, AWAKE is offering a wake-up call and free caffeinated chocolate to any healthcare worker for the month of May.
"While these survey results were not surprising, they still shed light on the fact that the health and wellbeing of nurses and healthcare workers needs to be better prioritized," said Adam Deremo, CEO and co-founder of AWAKE Chocolate. "Nurses are the backbone of our healthcare system and their health is critical to the care they provide to patients, which is why AWAKE is happy to contribute what we can to this industry."
The American Association of Nurses states that nursing is the nation's largest healthcare profession, with nearly 4.2 million registered nurses (RNs) nationwide. Nurses comprise the largest component of the healthcare workforce, are the primary providers of hospital patient care and deliver most of the nation's long-term care. And according to AWAKE's new survey data, these key individuals are also feeling unrested and sleep deprived.
Some of AWAKE's most poignant findings include:
- Nearly 82% of healthcare workers do not get the recommended amount of eight or more hours of sleep, and almost 60% of them do not feel rested throughout the day
- Over 80% of healthcare workers report that they rely on coffee, energy drinks or other booster to get through their shifts
- Nearly 60% of survey participants report feeling sleep deprived during the day
In addition to these, when asked if the healthcare industry prioritizes rest, almost 60% of respondents said, "No," and over 40% of respondents said they feel more sleep deprived than people in their life who do not work in healthcare.
While this survey data reveals a strong need for more rest across the healthcare industry, change like this isn't going to happen overnight and AWAKE is here for these frontline workers in the meantime. In addition to giving away free chocolate to any healthcare worker during the month of May (see terms linked above), AWAKE Chocolate is also offering all hospitals, doctor's offices and other healthcare practices free AWAKE Bites. Simply nominate your favorite healthcare office at the Healthcare Heroes Page.
To learn more about AWAKE Chocolate and how nurses and healthcare workers can get their free AWAKE, please visit awakechocolate.com.
About AWAKE Chocolate
AWAKE Chocolate offers a delicious, convenient and effective alternative to coffee and energy drinks that give you focus and energy when you need it most. AWAKE Bites contain between 60 and 90 calories per bite, depending on the flavor, and are made with simple ingredients. AWAKE has a wide product offering, ranging from bites to bars and in various flavors. All are free from artificial colors or flavors, certified gluten-free and kosher. Dark chocolate varieties (including Dark Chocolate Mint) are also Non GMO Project Verified and vegan friendly. Stay connected by following AWAKE Chocolate on Instagram @awakechocolate, on Facebook @AwakeChocolate and on Twitter @AwakeChocolate, or by visiting awakechocolate.com.
Vicky Franco, AWAKE Chocolate, 1 619-410-2929, [email protected]
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