Sleep problems in older people and nursing management
Keywords:Sleep, older people, nursing management
AbstractSleep is the best form of rest. It is vital and has much benefit. However, most older people suffer sleep problems, which has much negative impacts. Sleep problems increase risk of physical, psychosocial, and spiritual health. It also increases mortality from all causes. Nurse has a crucial role in taking care of older people, in order to promote good quality of sleep as well as solve or reduce sleep problems. This aims to enhance all dimensions of health by applying knowledge and understanding about normal sleep and changing in ageing process that affects sleep. This article presents importance of sleep, factors related to sleep, types of common sleep problems, assessment, and nursing management to promote sleep in older people
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