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The purpose of palliative care is to alleviate noxious symptoms and promote quality of life in patients and families facing life-threatening illness. Although research in palliative care has made advances in evidenced-based practice, research into sleep disturbances in the context of advanced...
BACKGROUND: Restless legs syndrome is a sleep disorder that is associated with depression and poor sleep quality; it possibly affects sleepiness and fatigue, thereby affecting quality of life. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of depression on sleep quality, sleepiness, and fatigue in persons...
BACKGROUND Although it is known that excessive daytime sleepiness negatively affects mood and motivation, it is unknown how sleepiness affects diabetic management. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to understand the experience of sleepiness in managing type 2 diabetes. STUDY DESIGN This...
BACKGROUND: Nursing home residents with dementia have characteristic sleep disturbances that correlate with behavioral symptoms, risk for falls, and increased caregiver burden. Interventions to improve sleep in this population consist primarily of pharmacologic agents, which may have negative...
BACKGROUND: Excessive daytime sleep (EDS) in nursing home residents with dementia may lead to decline in cognitive, affective, and functional status. Yet, we know little about predictors of EDS. OBJECTIVES: Describe daytime, nighttime, and 24-hr sleep and determine predictors of daytime sleep...
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