I'm in a ward of 6 beds. On my right is a woman who is snoring loudly. On my left is a woman wired up to a machine which intermittently, and regularly, sounds a continuous beeping alarm. If a staff member is available (usually after at least 5 minutes of this alarm sounding) they will come and attend to it. At 12.45 a doctor had to visit the patient in the bed opposite me - the dr was speaking in a whisper, but the patient talked in her normal voice with no attempt to lower it.
At 2.00 I had my blood pressure taken (needless to say I was awake anyway!). At 3.00, having literally just fallen asleep for the first time tonight, I was awoken by the sound of a group of 3 to 4 staff in a nearby room having a lengthy conversation while changing someone's bed. No attempt whatever to lower their voices!.
All around me patients are sound asleep. Which brings me to the question in the thread title: How do they do it? Has everyone been given a knock out sleeping tablet except me?
Anyway, I've given up, raised my back rest, asked for a cuppa, and got on t'internet. I'm gonna sleep tomorrow when I get home!
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