Non-pharmacological nursing management to promote sleep in older people
Sleep problem is a major problem commonly found in older people. Nursing management to promote sleep for this group of people can be provided by applying nursing process and holistic care for individualized older people, which comprising physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care. This paper presents non-pharmacological nursing management to promote sleep for older people, which is an independent role of nurse. The management includes finding and resolving causes of problems, promoting sleep hygiene, modifying environment, as well as applying complementary and alternative medicine for promoting sleep. Primary goal of this management is good sleep quality, which in turn, enhance better overall health, functional ability, and quality of life for older people.