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How can I get enough rest in the hospital?

Hospitals are busy places, and sometimes it is difficult to get needed rest. If you do not want to be disturbed, turn the bell on your phone off and put a "Resting, Please Do Not Disturb" sign on your door. Then, if hospital personnel enter your room to pick something up or drop something off, at least they will do so quietly. Also, if the location of the room or your roommate prevents you from getting your necessary rest, you have the right to request a transfer to another room.

If you're not up to having visitors, be honest and tell your friends and family when they call. In addition, you may want to put a note on the wall above your bed that states "Please limit visits to 20 minutes." Have your doctor sign it; that way, unexpected visitors will get the message.
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