Guidance and resources to promote sleep and ensure appropriate and safe use of medicines for night sedation in hospitalised patients


On this page you will find resources and implementation tools to promote good sleep and reduce harm from inappropriate pharmacologic management of sleep disturbance and insomnia in hospitalised patients.

  • Guidance, resources and implementation tools


    Full Guidance Document (including scenarios)

    • Pathways for managing sleep disturbance/insomnia in: 1. treatment naive patients and 2. in patients recently taking medicines for night sedation
    • Managing sleep checklist
    • System-wide non-pharmacological strategies for sleep disturbance/insomnia in hospitalised patients
    • Quick guide question and answer tool about medicines for sleep
    • Patient/consumer information booklet: Sleeping well in hospital
    • Useful sleep resources for healthcare professionals and patients/carers
    • Patient consent form to the use of benzodiazepines for night sedation
    • Streamlined Individual Patient Usage (IPU) application form for use of benzodiazepines for night sedation
    • Indicators
    • and more…


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Page last updated 5th may 2021