Connections between sleep and cognition in older adults.

  title={Connections between sleep and cognition in older adults.},
  author={Kristine Yaffe and Cherie M. Falvey and Tina Dan My Hoang},
  journal={The Lancet. Neurology},
  volume={13 10},
SUMMARY Sleep disturbances and cognitive impairment are common in older adults. Mounting evidence points to a potential connection between sleep and cognitive function. Findings from observational studies support a role for sleep disturbances (particularly for sleep duration, sleep fragmentation, and sleep-disordered breathing) in the development of cognitive impairment. Less consistent evidence exists for associations of insomnia and circadian rhythm dysfunction with cognition. These findings… CONTINUE READING
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