Avoiding disturbed sleep in hospitals
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Avoiding disturbed sleep in hospitals

Joy Duxbury Nurse lecturer, St Martin’s College School of Health, Lancaster

The second article in our series on patients' sleep and night nursing explores the reasons why patients may have difficulty in sleeping in hospital. The author links at the various definitions and classification of insomnia and identifies the most likely causes of a disturbed night’s sleep in hospital.

Nursing Standard. 9, 10, 31-34. doi: 10.7748/ns.9.10.31.s37

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