Fargo VA Health Care System
I CARE Story - Sleep Menu
A good night’s rest is important for health and healing. During rest, the body renews, refreshes, and rejuvenates. To enhance the comfort of our hospitalized Veterans, Nursing initiated the offering of complementary sleep aids through a SLEEP MENU on the GetWell Network. Veterans can select from the Sleep Menu, which offers options such as eye masks, earplugs, aromatherapy, warm blankets, chamomile tea, and soothing sounds/images of nature.
When hospitalized in the Fargo VA Intensive Care Unit, Veteran Mr. Donald Kirkeby took advantage of the new sleep menu. When asked, Mr. Kirkeby raved about these items, especially the new eye mask. He said they are “really neat,” and “as soon as I put my mask on, I conk right out.”
Some of the items available to Veterans have been purchased through Voluntary Services. Nursing staff are thrilled to have the new options to promote sleep and comfort for Veterans and Veterans are embracing the options to enhance their sleep and healing.