Sleep disturbances in critically ill patients in ICU: how much do we know?

Bidragets oversatte titel: Sleep disturbances in critically ill patients in ICU: how much do we know?

Y. Boyko, H. Ording, Poul Jennum

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Abstrakt

Sleep disturbances in the intensive care unit (ICU) seem to lead to development of delirium, prolonged ICU stay, and increased mortality. That is why sufficient sleep is important for good outcome and recovery in critically ill patients. A variety of small studies reveal pathological sleep patterns in critically ill patients including abnormal circadian rhythm, high arousal and awakening index, reduced Slow Wave Sleep, and Rapid Eye Movement sleep. The purpose of this study is to summarise different aspects of sleep-awake disturbances, causes and handling methods in critically ill patients by reviewing the underlying literature. There are no studies of level 1 evidence proving the positive impact of the tested interventions on the critically ill patients sleep pattern. Thus, disturbed sleep in critically ill patients with all the severe consequences remains an unresolved problem and needs further investigation.
Bidragets oversatte titelSleep disturbances in critically ill patients in ICU: how much do we know?
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftActa Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Vol/bind56
Udgave nummer8
Sider (fra-til)950-958
Antal sider9
ISSN0001-5172
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2012

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Boyko, Y. Ording, H. Jennum, P.

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