Hospital Room Lighting May Contribute to Patients Fatigue and Pain

nurse-preparing-bedNovember 21, 2013 — According to Medical Daily, researchers at the Cleveland Clinic have found that lighting patterns in hospital rooms are not aligned with normal sleep-wake cycles, which makes patients feel more fatigued and experience more pain. Their newly published study was designed to better understand the effects of hospital lighting on patients’ mood, sleep, and pain.

In a separate study, they also looked at the effects of noise on sleep, verifying the disruptive nature of sounds that many other studies have already shown.

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