We know how important sleep is when one is recovering following illness and injury. However many things interrupt sleep in hospital settings both in ICU and in the general wards. These disruptions include light, noise, and operational disruptions which impact on both sleep quality and quantity, and thus impact subsequent recovery. By understanding these issues, we hope to promote faster recovery for those in hospital, and reduce future re-admissions. This project will involve working in a hospital setting, and involve use of multiple technologies and methods including both objective and subjective measures of sleep, and patient an staff interviews.
sleep; hospital; recovery; wards; ICU
Masters by research
Box Hill Hospital
Adj Clin Assoc Prof