Disturbed sleep in hospital: the answer is to treat patients like airline passengers

Hospitalised patients have a poor night’s sleep on the wards – but the problem could be fixed with airline-style packs containing earplugs and eye masks, researchers suggest. In what researchers believe is the first in-depth study on hospital sleep patterns, 2005 inpatients at 39 Dutch hospitals filled out questionnaires about the quality of their sleep ...

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