Sleep better under the stars
Particularly at night, the nursing staff in retirement homes and nursing homes is extremely demanding. Patients with sleep disorders, confused and demented patients with nocturnal urge to move and the associated increased risk of falling, …
Nobody knows all these problems better than the nursing staff and nursing services in the old people’s homes. Increasingly tight personnel structures and demographically caused difficulties cost a lot of time for self-sacrificing care and loving attention.
Against this background, a scientific study examined the calming effect of a starry sky shining at night. With convincing results:
Sleepwalking and restless patients became more relaxed when watching the nightly starry sky, the (re-)falling asleep phases were significantly shorter and the number of patients who wanted to leave their bed at night was demonstrably reduced. These are the extremely brief results of the study.
For the nursing staff on night duty, the use of the starry sky brought noticeable relief and more time for urgent care and support work.
In the meantime the project “Starry sky for old people’s homes” has been taken over by numerous nursing home operators in the German-speaking area and is recommended by all sides with the best references.