A 59-year-old female is complaining that she lacks enough sleep ever since she was 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:


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

•Asking the patient what she does at home to promote relaxation is an assessment that may provide useful information for her stay and also facilitates open communication.

•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.

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