A 59-year-old female is complaining that she lacks enough sleep ever since she got admitted to the hospital. The nurse notes that the patient is restless, frequently yawns and has teary eyes. In order to to promote rest and sleep, the nurse will:

Talk and plan with the patient about the nursing care to be done at night and schedule it


•Planned and scheduled nursing care minimizes interruptions during hours of sleep.

•Although it is true that most patients experience sleep pattern disturbance while in the hospital, it is still important to discuss and plan activities to promote rest and sleep.

•Sleep medications can be given as per patient’s request but may have side effects.

•Clustering nursing care activities does not promote relaxation.

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