High quality sleep is a pivotal element for a high quality life, helping the body to rejuvenate and to maintain health. With nurses being front-line health care professionals in both clinical and public sectors, we don't have to look very far to see the truth that they are taking significant roles in providing and promoting sleep hygiene care for different social groups of society. In spite of this, so far little work has been made to explore how nursing practices can be adjusted for promotion of sleep hygiene in society. Such a knowledge gap not only deprives those in need of sleep hygiene practices of getting timely help from health care professionals, but also hinders professionals like nurses from incorporating the concept of sleep hygiene with routine practices into provisional, holistic care. This paper intends to highlight such a knowledge gap. It is hoped that via discussion in the article, more attention among both the public and nursing fields could be drawn to the issue, and more nursing research efforts could be paid to start sleep hygiene practices.
|Title of host publication||Health Issues in Chinese Contexts|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Professions(all)