Noisy Hospitals Could Be Harming Your Recovery

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By Molly Grady

Too much noise in a hospital intensive care unit could harm some patients.

Yale researchers interviewed 70 ICU patients and recorded in room activities overnight.

They found the sound level often exceeded recommended levels.

The study says the excessive noise could lead to worse outcomes because patients are sleep deprived.




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