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Do Noisy Hospital Rooms Affect Your Recovery?

Posted on 02/21/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthYou would think that hospitals would recognize how important sleep is to a patient’s recovery and would take steps to keep the noise down so people can rest. Yeah, right. Noisy hospital rooms are so pervasive, researchers at the University of Chicago decided to find out if patients’ sleep was suffering because of it. To no one’s surprise, they found that hospital room noise levels are well above recommended levels and can spike to nearly that of a chainsaw. “The …