Getting a Good Night’s Sleep Improves Patient Recovery
More than anything, after surgery, it is crucial for patients to get plenty of rest, as sleep improves patient recovery. Unfortunately, the hospital is one of the last places a surgery patient will get the undisturbed sleep he or she needs. At the Pearl Recovery Retreat in Beverly Hills, our recovery specialists understand how important the post-surgery environment can be for a patient’s overall health and healing.
When spending a night at the hospital, patients have to contend with more than just an unfamiliar place. Nurses and hospital staff, conducting late night check-ins and medication administration, often wake up patients at odd hours of the night while bright fluorescent lights glow from the hallway that is bustling with activity at all hours. Once a patient gets back to sleep, he or she may be woken again by the doctors’ early morning rounds. Fortunately, the impact of interrupted sleep during patient recovery has not gone unnoticed as numerous studies have identified just how beneficial a full night’s rest can be on patient satisfaction and recovery.
According to the Journal of Hospital Medicine, modifying standard hospital routines to ensure that patients are not unnecessarily disturbed during the night resulted in a noticeable decrease (at least 49 percent) in the number of patients that were given sedatives. It is best to avoid administering sleep medications because they can not only reduce a patient’s recovery time, but can also lead to injuries from falls and delirium.
Another study published by JAMA Internal Medicine in 2013 found that nearly half of all hospital patients did not require late night check-ins or blood draws, yet they continued to happen for the sake of nurse or doctor schedules. Those patients that were woken up during the night also experienced decreased results and a higher potential to return to the hospital.
Peace and Quiet
The Pearl Recovery Retreat is dedicated to patient satisfaction and comfort, placing healthful rest as one of their top priorities. If you or someone you care about has undergone a surgical procedure or has an upcoming operation, do not hesitate to schedule your stay with us to ensure the most relaxing, rejuvenating, and effective recovery possible. Located within a dedicated wing of a luxurious Beverly Hills hotel, Pearl guests enjoy privacy, comfort, private nursing care, and state-of-the-art therapies designed to provide a personalized recovery experience. We know that a lot of sleep improves patient recovery and do everything we can to keep your recovery room quiet and peaceful.
Schedule Your Stay with Pearl Today!
At Pearl Recovery Retreat, you can reserve a room following any kind of surgery including bariatric surgery, breast augmentation, or orthopedic surgery. With our exceptional nurses exhibiting the highest medical standards, you will recover at a much faster rate than at home or hospital care. To schedule a reservation, simply complete our online inquiry form or give us a call at (310) 736-1009.
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