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Distressing sensations

26 April 2011

Nursing Standard


Restless legs syndrome is not always recognised by health professionals, but the condition can adversely affect patients’ lives.

Causes and consequences of sleep deprivation in hospitalised patients

07 August 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Sleep is a fundamental component of good health, however its promotion in acute hospital settings does not appear to be a priority. This literature review, which...

Night-shift napping

02 January 2008

Nursing Standard


Fatigue can be a major problem for nurses working night shifts and could put patient care at risk. Taking brief naps may help.

Benefits of quiet time interventions in the intensive care unit: a literature review

21 March 2018

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Sleep disturbance is a significant issue for patients in intensive care units (ICUs), which can affect their health and recovery from illness. Therefore, it is...