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Lights Out: Some Children’s Hospitals Take Steps To Ensure A Good Night’s Sleep
Kaiser Health News

At home, parents try to keep their children on a regular sleep schedule, with the evening bedtime transition marked by rituals like reading stories, flipping on night-lights and getting tucked in with favorite stuffed animals.

But that difference between night and day blurs in hospitals — making it more difficult for young patients to rest when they need it the most.

Between the fluorescent lights, the chatter of on-duty doctors and nurses, and being roused for things like baths and vitals checks, getting eight hours of shut-eye is challenging.