Case-control study of subjective and objective differences in sleep patterns in older adults with insomnia symptoms.

@article{Gooneratne2011CasecontrolSO,
  title={Case-control study of subjective and objective differences in sleep patterns in older adults with insomnia symptoms.},
  author={Nalaka Gooneratne and Scarlett L. Bellamy and Frances M Pack and Beth Staley and Sharon Schutte-Rodin and David F. Dinges and Allan I. Pack},
  journal={Journal of sleep research},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={434-44}
}
Older adults have high prevalence rates of insomnia symptoms, yet it is unclear if these insomnia symptoms are associated with objective impairments in sleep. We hypothesized that insomnia complaints in older adults would be associated with objective differences in sleep compared with those without insomnia complaints. To test this hypothesis, we conducted a cross-sectional study in which older adults with insomnia complaints (cases, n=100) were compared with older adults without insomnia… CONTINUE READING