Ersser, S. J., Wiles, A., Taylor, H. R., Wade, S., Walsh, R. and Bentley, T., 1999. The sleep of older people in hospital and nursing homes. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 8 (4), pp. 360-368.
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2702.1999.00267.x
Disturbed sleep can affect personal wellbeing and impede the rehabilitation and recovery of older people from illness. • This paper reports the findings of a pilot study which included examination of sleep quality and sleep patterns of older people in community hospital and nursing home settings. • A marked proportion of older people reported sleeping well in nursing care settings, and those in nursing homes slept better than those in the community hospital. • The main causes of sleep disturbance in both settings were: needing to go to the toilet, noise, pain, and discomfort; a similar pattern was seen across the different settings. • No discernible difference was found in quality of sleep and whether patients felt rested or not between those patients on hypnotic medication and those who were not. • The implications of the findings for practice and future research are discussed.
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