Sleep is critical to health. Ironically, hospitals, a place people go for healing, are among the most difficult places to get sufficient sleep. Ambient noise, nighttime procedures, shared rooms, unfamiliar environments, early morning phlebotomy, and frequent vital sign measurements are all obstacles to sleeping through the night. Another factor to consider is maintenance of a normal sleep cycle may help prevent delirium, especially for older patients.1
Cho HJ, Katz M. A Good Night’s Sleep in the Hospital. JAMA Intern Med. 2022;182(2):178. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.7362
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