The role of sleep in patient recovery


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Sleep is a fundamental physiological phenomenon essential to human survival and supports optimal functionality both physiologically and psychologically. Despite the general acknowledgement of its importance, patients' ability to sleep within the hospital setting is widely reported as grossly impaired. Clinical studies have consistently reported patients' poor sleep quality, characterised by decreased total sleep time and frequent disruptions which inhibit the ability to acquire consolidated sleep (Elliott et al. 2013).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-29
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian nursing & midwifery journal
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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