I often hear this from patient’s and patient’s families.
"My doctor told me to get some rest"; "That’s why I’m in the hospital"
Did you say get some rest?
My prompt reply is always, " Well, someone lied to you" as I hold back my cackle-like laugh.
I’m not sure if you know this or not, but we nurses have one of the worst duties some times.
In the middle of the night, it’s our responsibility to assess your condition and ensure your safety. And one of the ways we do that is by waking you up and taking your vital signs.
In fact, I jokingly say to the patient, "We have to wake you up to ask you if you’re sleeping? And if so, would you like something to help you sleep?"
Sorry, a lil’ nursing humor.