Sleep in hospitalized elders: a pilot study.

  title={Sleep in hospitalized elders: a pilot study.},
  author={Kathy Missildine and Nancy Bergstrom and Janet C. Meininger and Kathy Richards and Marquis Mark D Foreman},
  journal={Geriatric nursing},
  volume={31 4},
Hospitalized elders frequently experience disturbed sleep related to environmental factors. To determine relationships between sleep and environmental noise and light, a descriptive exploratory study was conducted with 48 hospitalized older adults. Participants aged 70 years or older were monitored for sleep via wrist actigraphy, and noise and light levels were measured the first night of hospitalization. Sleep time was brief (mean, 3.75 hours) and fragmented (mean, 13 awakenings per night… CONTINUE READING

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