A number of factors may contribute to poor sleep quality for a patient in the intensive care unit (ICU).


Risk factors for poor sleep quality for a patient in the ICU:

(1) sleep apnea or other conditions causing poor sleep quality prior to admission

(2) noise

(3) lighting

(4) staff interventions to monitor or treat

(5) pain

(6) concurrent disease causing a high level of disease severity

(7) medications

(8) mechanical ventilation

(9) other therapeutic interventions

(10) anxiety and/or depression


Identification of factors contributing to poor sleep quality allows for specific interventions to alleviate the problem.


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