Sleep and delirium in ICU patients: a review of mechanisms and manifestations

@article{FigueroaRamos2009SleepAD,
  title={Sleep and delirium in ICU patients: a review of mechanisms and manifestations},
  author={Milagros I. Figueroa-Ramos and Carmen Mabel Arroyo-Novoa and Kathryn Aldrich Lee and Geraldine Padilla and Kathleen A Puntillo},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={35},
  pages={781-795}
}
Sleep deprivation and delirium are conditions commonly encountered in intensive care unit patients. Sleep in these patients is characterized by sleep fragmentation, an increase in light sleep, and a decrease of both slow wave sleep and rapid eye movement sleep. The most common types of delirium in this population are hypoactive and mixed-type. Knowledge about the mechanisms of sleep and delirium has evolved over time, but these phenomena are not yet well understood. What is known, however, is… CONTINUE READING
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