Sleep Loss and Circadian Rhythm Disruption in the Intensive Care Unit

In this manuscript, the authors provide a nice discussion on the reasons why patients in the ICU have sleep disorders and how these disorders manifest in critically ill patients. The authors provide an interesting discussion of how being admitted to the ICU promotes and perpetuates sleep disorders and provide a discussion on what can be done to possibly prevent sleep deterioration in the ICU. This is a very interesting read for those just getting into the interface between sleep and critical care medicine. Interested readers should also seek previous works by Dr. Pisani who is currently at one of the nation’s most productive research centers for sleep in the ICU.