Take these precautions:
Focus on familiarity. Take your favourite clothes and pajamas with you. Also consider bringing a family picture to put on the nightstand.
Maintain your regular routine as closely as possible – for example, if you read the newspaper every day after breakfast, watch a certain television show, or bathe at a certain time, try to continue these activities.
Stick to your regular sleep schedule. If you have trouble sleeping at night due to light or noise, ask the staff for help. Also ask if medications, medical tests, or routine checks such as blood pressure readings can be scheduled for times when you’re normally awake.
Keep moving. Work with the nursing staff to decide how best to get out of bed, sit in a chair, and/ or walk – hospitalization increases the risk of falls for multiple reasons, so you may need assistance to do these things safely.
Prior to going into hospital, let friends know, and arrange for them to visit you.