Patients who have experienced sepsis have been very, very sick. To return to normal life, they need lots of time to rest. The result can see patients sleeping or just laying down for much of the day and night, a schedule that can leave them struggling to sleep throughout the night. This can cause them to feel out of sync with the people in their lives, such as friends, family and colleagues.
Returning to a more normal sleep schedule can take time. During the first stage of recovery, it’s important the patient get as much sleep as possible. As their body starts to recover, patients can then start worrying about limiting their day-time sleep in order to maximize their evening sleep periods.