Are sleep onset/maintenance difficulties associated with medical or psychiatric comorbidities in nondemented community-dwelling older adults?

@article{Zimmerman2013AreSO,
  title={Are sleep onset/maintenance difficulties associated with medical or psychiatric comorbidities in nondemented community-dwelling older adults?},
  author={M E Zimmerman and Marcelo Eduardo Bigal and Mindy J. Katz and Carol A. Derby and Richard B. Lipton},
  journal={Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={363-9}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES Older adults frequently report disruptions in their ability to initiate and maintain sleep. It remains unclear whether these sleep problems are consequent to associated medical comorbidities or if they represent primary sleep disturbances that exist independent of other disorders of senescence. Herein we describe sleep characteristics and associated medical and psychiatric comorbidities among ethnically diverse nondemented older adults. METHODS The cross-sectional sample… CONTINUE READING

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