The Project Sleep protocol included: Instituting quiet hours (10PM to 6AM) during which time vital sign checks & blood draws were minimized.
Educational material and posters promoting healthy sleep habits to patients, visitors and medical staff.
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Citation: Chang-Lit W, Loewy J, Fox J, Grabscheid E, Fogel J (2018) Project Sleep: The Role and Effect of a Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Music Therapy Quality Improvement Program.
Sleep also plays a cardinal role in the process of healing.
It is estimated that 50 to 70 million Americans suffer chronically from sleep disturbances and insufficiency, which not only hinders daily functioning but also adversely affects health, quality of life and longevity.
This pilot study builds on the potential impact of music’s effectivity by introducing music therapy as a safe, cost effective and culturally sensitive intervention.
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The study was piloted on a medical unit that had a history of low patient satisfaction scores resulting from what was reported on surveys as a high volume noise level with the most amount of 4-bedded rooms.