Facilitating sleep for patients with end stage renal disease

Kathie Hopkins
Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association 2005, 32 (2): 189-90, 192-5
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are confronted with many changes and problems; a lack of sleep may be one of the most prevailing difficulties they endure. Poor sleep is often the result of restless leg syndrome (RLS), periodic leg movements during sleep (PLMS), sleep apnea syndrome (SAS), or depression. Nurses who provide health care to these patients can use timely interventions to assist the patients to achieve better sleep.

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