Sleep in the Neurological Intensive Care Unit: Feasibility of Quantifying Sleep After Melatonin Supplementation with Environmental Light and Noise Reduction

In the article, the researchers evaluate sleep in the ICU after initiating a multimodal approach to improving sleep. The investigators enrolled 12 patients who were admitted in a neurological ICU. Sleep promoting interventions such as environmental light (eye mask) and noise reduction (headphones) were implemented as well as prescribing melatonin. Unfortunately, for many patients, EEG recordings could not be interpreted. In those patients who recordings could be obtained, the authors found no difference between intervention and non-intervention groups.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25647773