Observing the sleep-wake rhythm as a nurse
One of the tasks of a nurse is to observe the sleep and wake of patients. By observing the sleep-wake rhythm, you learn a lot about the condition of a care recipient, any conditions and problems that may arise in the future. What exactly should you pay attention to when you are going to observe the sleep-wake rhythm of a care recipient? What types of sleep patterns are there and how can you detect problems with the sleep-wake rhythm?
A normal sleep pattern Disturbed sleep patterns Signaling changes when sleeping and waking Measuring instruments for sleeping and waking Sleep diary Sleep quality and sleep quantity checklist Common problems sleeping and waking Disorders in the sleep process Disturbances in the amount of sleep Abnormalities while sleeping Complications of the bed rest