Utsövd eller sömnlös? : En begreppsutredning om nattsömn på sjukhus

by Hertram, Sophia; Ward, Elin

Abstract (Summary)
Sleep is a vital function for all humans. The sleep helps our body to recover and therefore sleeping is extra important during illness. Former research has indicated that the hospital environment is not always optimal for promoting sleep. This is something that we have experienced during our clinical studies. The aim of the study was to examine the importance of sleep and investigate how sleep can be understood in relation to health and wellbeing for patients. The study was conducted as a concept investigation. The context of sleep was searched in dictionaries, scientific articles and technical literature. The result indicates that the body recovers during sleep and the immune system is being built up. For the patient to get a proper night sleep, the nurse needs to prevent and identify the obstacles for sleep. Factors like light, sound and temperature in the unfamiliar surroundings can have a negative effect on the patient’s sleep. Pain has a negative effect on sleep and therefore adequate pain relief must be provided. Considering the uniqueness of each individual, working with individual care plans should be paid more attention. The understanding of the significance of sleep is important for the nursing interventions.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:nursing interventions health sleep environment hospital patient


Date of Publication:02/16/2008

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