119. Sleep and the Cardiac Surgery Patient

  1. Teofilo Lee-Chiong M.D.
  1. Nancy S. Redeker1 and
  2. Christine Hedges2

Published Online: 4 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471751723.ch119

Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook

Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook

How to Cite

Redeker, N. S. and Hedges, C. (2005) Sleep and the Cardiac Surgery Patient, in Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook (ed T. Lee-Chiong), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471751723.ch119

Editor Information

  1. National Jewish Medical and Research Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Denver, Colorado, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Nursing, Newark, New Jersey, USA

  2. 2

    Ann May Center for Nursing Meridian Health, New Jersey, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 4 NOV 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471683711

Online ISBN: 9780471751724



  • medical and surgical treatment;
  • emotional distress and cardiac surgery patients;
  • sleep and cardiac surgery patient


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Characteristics of Sleep During the Early Postoperative Period

  • Characteristics of Sleep During Recovery After Cardiac Surgery

  • Factors That Contribute to Postoperative Sleep Disturbance

  • Medical and Surgical Treatment

  • Implications for Patient Care

  • Implications for Practice

  • References