Sleep deprivation in critical illness: its role in physical and psychological recovery.

@article{Kamdar2012SleepDI,
  title={Sleep deprivation in critical illness: its role in physical and psychological recovery.},
  author={Biren B Kamdar and Dale M Needham and Nancy A. Collop},
  journal={Journal of intensive care medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={97-111}
}
Critically ill patients frequently experience poor sleep, characterized by frequent disruptions, loss of circadian rhythms, and a paucity of time spent in restorative sleep stages. Factors that are associated with sleep disruption in the intensive care unit (ICU) include patient-ventilator dysynchrony, medications, patient care interactions, and environmental noise and light. As the field of critical care increasingly focuses on patients' physical and psychological outcomes following critical… CONTINUE READING