Inpatient Sleep Loss: Educating and Empowering Patients

Inpatient Sleep Loss: Educating and Empowering Patients

While many interventions have targeted hospital staff to improve sleep, few have been successful, and often suffer from limited adherence to staff protocols. Given preliminary data that suggests that empowered patients are more likely to obtain better sleep and have objectively lower noise levels in their rooms, it is plausible that partnering directly with patients can mitigate sleep loss and improve health outcomes. Patients will be randomized to receive the I-SLEEP education and empowerment program and test the effectiveness of this program on patient sleep and health outcome in the hospital and post-discharge. The aim of the project is to reduce environmental, healthcare-related, and patient-related factors that disrupt sleep of hospitalized patients by use of patient education and empowerment intervention.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - Patient Empowerment

Group to receive a 5 minute video about typical hospital sleep disruptions and what they can do to prevent them, as well as a brochure outlining the importance of sleep

Sleep Kit

Patients receive a small pouch that includes an eye mask, ear plugs, and headphones, all to be used to aid in falling/staying asleep

Mentoring Patient-Oriented Research: Sleep & Health During & After Hospital Stay