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
(4) staff interventions to monitor or treat
(6) concurrent disease causing a high level of disease severity
(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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Specialty: Critical Care, Emergency Medicine