Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/30335
Title: Nonpharmacologic sleep promotion : bright light exposure
Authors: Ho, SC
Wong, TKS
Tang, PL
Pang, SMC 
Issue Date: 2002
Source: Complementary therapies in nursing and midwifery, 2002, v. 8, no. 3, p. 130-135 How to cite?
Journal: Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery 
Abstract: This paper presents findings on utilizing bright light to entrain the sleep-wake cycle in order to improve the perceived quality of sleep.The feasibility of including bright light as one of the nonpharmacologic nursing interventions for sleep promotion is discussed. A decade ago, nurses relied on sleeping pills to solve patients' sleep problems (Halfens et al. 1991). Reported obstacles to the development of sleep management tools included insufficient knowledge of sleep (Edéll-Gustafasson et al. 1994) and unfamiliarity with effective nursing methods for tackling sleep problems (Halfens et al. 1991). Ten years later, nurses took the initiative in sleep promotion activities. In their book, Morgan and Closs (1999) introduced several sleep management methods in nursing practice. Floyd et al. (2000) summarized that 12 nonpharmacologic interventions used by nurses in the past to promote sleep.These 12 interventions are categorized according to their mechanism of action as relaxation, noise management, circadian repatterning and sleep hygiene. Light is thought to regulate the circadian system (Dawson & Van den Heuvel 1998) as a major synchronizer of endogenous circadian cycles (Dijk et al. 1995).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/30335
ISSN: 1353-6117
DOI: 10.1054/ctnm.2002.0630
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Access
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

6
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Nov 18, 2017

Page view(s)

52
Last Week
9
Last month
Checked on Nov 19, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.