The low physical activity and moods results to pain in the neck, back, and head. Sleep apnea causes sleep headaches because one experiences difficulties in breathing. The pain is attributed to low oxygen levels that the individual experiences. Sleep headaches can be treated by ensuring that a person sleeps for approximately eight hours. Setting a fixed bed time helps one avoid oversleeping.
These strategies include monitoring patients’ sleep and assess quality of sleep and duration, resolving the problems of sleep disturbance, recognizing that nighttime noise, light, and other factors potentially interfere with patient sleep, minimize lighting in shared patient rooms and turn off lights earlier at night, frequently assess for pain and administer prescribed pain medications to minimize sleep disruption. This article taught me more about sleep cycles and disturbances in hospitalized patients. As a future nurse, I have to accurately assess the patients’ personal characteristics and health education needs, and share this knowledge with my classmates.
After a pause in breathing, normal breathing resumes again until the next episode. Sometimes normal breathing resumes with a loud snore, choking, or even becoming fully awake Sleep apnea disrupts sleep. When you have pauses (apneas) or becomes shallow (hypopneas), you may change the stage of sleep you are in from deep to shallow sleep, or you may become fully awake. Because of this, the quality of sleep is poor, and poor sleep and being awake some of the night, makes you tired. Sleep apnea is the main cause of daytime sleepiness Most sleep apnea is undiagnosed.
Webb suggests that sleep is a function of sleep demand, circadian tendencies, & behaviors that promote or inhibit sleep. BIOLOGICAL RHYTHMS AND ALERTNESS: Our biological clocks allow us to keep time in a changing world. Circadian Rhythm: internal biological rhyth... ... middle of paper ... ... (1) sleep attacks; (2) cataplexy-sudden loss of muscle tone; (3) sleep paralysis; & (4) auditory, visual, or tactile hallucinations. SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome): during sleep, a sudden inexplicable death of an infant who has been in perfectly good health. Sleep Apnea: a rare sleeping disorder in which the person stops breathing momentarily.
A sleep log has questions like what time you went to bed, approximately the time you fell asleep, number of awakenings, and so on, for a better example you can see in the book Coping with Sleep Disorders, by Carolyn Simpson on page 100. You can also keep a day log of the same things explaining how your body feels, if you took a nap and how long it was. After this if you still see a problem with your sleeping habits you should see your physician and he/she can perform tests and be able to diagnose you with the right disorder. If you take this into your own hands it can make it worse, you could think you have the wrong disorder and treat yourself the wrong way and end up way worse than you started off.
Sleep is important for health and overall well-being. Through the implementation of the nursing process the nurse and patient together can work to reduce the patient’s sleep disturbance problems and restore consistent and adequate sleep. References Gulanick, M., & Myers, J. L. (2014). Nursing care plans: Diagnoses, interventions, and outcomes. St. Louis: Elsevier/Mosby.
To diagnosis insomnia your doctor will want to do an evaluation. He might want a physical exam, a medical history, and your sleep history. He may ask you questions like, how many hours do you sleep at night? How long does it take you to fall asleep? How often do you wake up in the middle of the night and how long does it take you to fall back to sleep?
More serious cases are typically categorized with other medical or mental disorders. Treatments for insomnia are generally prescription medications such as Xanax or Lunesta for short-term use. o Another more serious form of dyssomnia is narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is when a person feels the unexpected need to sleep throughout the normal times to be awake during the day. People that suffer from narcolepsy normally experience falling asleep suddenly while being active while like walking or driving, extreme muscle weakness or the inability to move at all during an attack.
The pharmacist should carry out medicines use reviews for patients with RA, particularly those taking NSAIDs and other high risk drugs to ensure management of the condition. The pharmacist will ask questions regarding symptoms, side effects and how they are getting on with their treatment in order to check management of the condition. They should also be asked about any other OTC/herbal medicines they are taking. Patients should be asked about any symptoms they are experiencing whilst using treatment prescribed. Therapeutic benefits of treatment would be preventing and controlling symptoms and pain as well as improving functional disability.
Having advanced nursing knowledge and being able to apply it into appropriate healthcare settings is key when caring for various patient populations (Christensen, 2011). Through my course of study I have been able to study past nursing theories and research in order to formulate a plan that is evidence based and best for my patient. While working with critically ill patients in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) I have been able to take the knowledge gained from research and incorporate it into plann... ... middle of paper ... ...ety is very important. As a practicing registered nurse I have discovered that patients as well as healthcare nurses need education on improving safety. In the clinical setting, patients should be educated on all topics that are related to their specific disease process or medical condition.