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Sleeping on a problem: the impact of sleep disturbance on intensive care patients - a clinical review

Delaney, Lori J.; Van Haren, Frank; Lopez, Violeta


Sleep disturbance is commonly encountered amongst intensive care patients and has significant psychophysiological effects, which protract recovery and increases mortality. Bio-physiological monitoring of intensive care patients reveal alterations in sleep architecture, with reduced sleep quality and continuity. The etiological causes of sleep disturbance are considered to be multifactorial, although environmental stressors namely, noise, light and clinical care interactions have been frequently...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-02-26
Type: Journal article
Source: Annals of Intensive Care
DOI: 10.1186/s13613-015-0043-2


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