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Translated title of the thesis: Sleep in the hospital
  • Emma Friberg
  • Emma Karlsson

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background: Sleep is very important for recovery during illness and the preservation of good health. The hospital environment is many times different from the patient’s normal world and the patients' ability to influence their sleep situation is often small.

    Aim: The aim of this study was to illustrate the factors that adult patients experiencing disruptive for their sleep during hospitalization.

    Methods: This literature study is based on twelve scholarly articles. These articles were reviewed, analyzed and summarized.

    Results: The study showed that there were several factors that patients experienced as disturbing for their sleep during hospitalization. It was also shown to be disagreement about how much the hospital stay influenced on the sleep. The factors that were identified in this study are presented under the following categories: medical factors, nursing care and nursing factors, environmental factors and personal factors.

    Conclusion: This study shows that the activity today and the rules governing the health care contribute to patients’ experience of difficulties to sleep during hospitalization. It all indicates that much improvement is needed in the health care, but it is a complex area to change.

    Date of Award2012-Feb-08
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorAnna Pålsson (Supervisor) & Sören Augustinsson (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Nursing

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • sleep
    • patients perceptions
    • hospitalization
    • hospital environment
    • sleep disturbance
    • factors

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