Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hospital sounds sleep

  • WASHINGTON — Anyone whos had a hospital stay knows the beeping monitors, the pagers and phones, the hallway chatter, the roommate, even the squeaky laundry carts all make for a not-so-restful place to heal.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • and Womens Hospital looked at 12 healthy sleep lab volunteers. On the first night, patients slept without disruption. The two following nights, they were interrupted with common hospital sounds, like monitors beeping, muffled voices, and helicopters landing.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • and systematically quantified the response of the brain and the heart rate to these sounds, Buxton said.
  • (ABC News)
  • Buxton and his colleagues monitored the sleep of 12 healthy people as the researchers pumped sounds into the room where they slept. Many of the noises were recorded from an actual hospital.
  • (Reuters)
  • The finding, from a small study of 12 healthy people exposed to typical hospital noises, should sound an alarm about the effects of noise on patients health.
  • (US News and World Report)
  • They spent three nights in Mass Generals sleep lab, slumbering as recorded hospital sounds blared from nearby speakers at increasing volumes. Sure, a toilet flushing, voices in the hallway or the ice machine woke people once they were loud enough.
  • (Los Angeles Daily News)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital and Cambridge Health Alliance conducted a study to test the effects of hospital sounds on sleep after patients reported noise as a top complaint in a national survey.
  • (Wall Street Journal)
  • They spent three nights in Mass General's sleep lab, slumbering as recorded hospital sounds blared from nearby speakers at increasing volumes. Sure, a toilet flushing, voices in the hallway or the ice machine woke people once they were loud enough.
  • (Bryan College Station Eagle)
  • They spent three nights in Mass Generals sleep lab, slumbering as recorded hospital sounds blared from nearby speakers at increasing volumes.
  • (Tampa Bay Online)
  • Twelve healthy volunteers spent three nights in Mass General's sleep lab, slumbering as recorded hospital sounds blared from speakers at increasing volumes.
  • (Times-Leader)

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